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Another charter victory: CTU members sign tentative agreement with charter operator Instituto

Another charter victory: CTU members sign tentative agreement with charter operator Instituto

TA ends three day strike and wins smaller classes, wrap-around supports, sanctuary protections for immigrant students, contract protections for special education students and English language learners. CHICAGO—CTU members at charter schools are reforming the industry...
April 25: CTU charter members to announce strike date against operators

April 25: CTU charter members to announce strike date against operators

Press conference/rally: 4:30 PM, Thursday, April 25 Arturo Velazquez Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Ave., Chicago Teachers, support staff will walk out if demands for living wages, adequate student supports, pension rights, protections for immigrant and...
Strikers to take educational demands directly to CICS CEO

Strikers to take educational demands directly to CICS CEO

1PM TODAY, Monday, 2/11: Protest, delegation to CICS CEO 11 E. Adams St., Chicago Sunday night bargaining makes clear that ability to settle strike sits in hands CICS executives who refuse to dip into surplus to avoid larger class sizes, fewer counselors, no extra...
‘They beat us down’

‘They beat us down’

The following is testimonial from CTU member Bessie Tsitsopoulos at a March 21 Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) open hearing for the public inquiry examining special education services and procedures in Chicago Public Schools. Good afternoon. My name is Bessie...