By Thad Goodchild | September 20, 2021 | Grievance Wins, News
File under: Contract, Disciplinary Cases, Health, Safety
On Friday, CPS finally sent the discipline rescission notices to 55 members targeted this past winter for communicating with parents about how unsafe CPS’ reopening plan was. But it took until this past Friday for CPS to finally issue the formal notification, and it’s been great to receive happy messages from some of the impacted members!
By Jesse Sharkey, CTU President | August 3, 2021 | News
File under: Contract, Contract enforcement, Grievance
Under the agreement, discipline rescission notices will be issued to impacted employees by August 20, 2021, and all records of the discipline in these cases will be rescinded and removed from the affected employees’ files.
By Jesse Sharkey, CTU President | June 16, 2020 | News
File under: Contract, Counselors, CPS: Chicago Public Schools, Librarians, Restorative Justice Coordinators
In a major contract win, the Chicago Teachers Union has finalized the process for 30 Chicago public schools to receive a restorative justice coordinator, counselor or librarian starting in the 2020-2021 school year.
By CTU Grievance Department | February 14, 2020 | Grievance Wins, News
File under: Contract, Contract enforcement, CTU contract, Grievance
Some recent victories from the CTU Grievance Department!
By CTU Communications | December 20, 2019 | Uncategorized
File under: Contract, Contract enforcement, Payroll, Veteran Educators
CPS is illegally reneging on its deal. Our 11-day strike forced CPS to recognize the contributions of its veteran teachers, among other improvements. As soon as CTU members voted to ratify the agreement, however, the district broke our deal and demanded that most of the $25 million be paid in one-time lump sum bonuses rather than be added to veteran teachers’ base salaries, costing them thousands of dollars in salary increases over the course of their careers because their base salaries won’t increase. CPS didn’t want to pay its veteran teachers fairly, and now it’s retaliating against them for being among the longest-tenured and most dedicated workers in our schools.
By CTU Communications | November 20, 2019 | News
File under: Bargaining Update, Collective Bargaining, Contract, democracy, Strike, Voting
The tentative agreement reached on October 31 between the Board of Education and the Chicago Teachers Union was ratified by the entire membership in a vote of 80.75% in favor and 19.25% against. View raw totals and school-by-school breakdown of the vote here.
By President Jesse Sharkey | November 19, 2019 | News
File under: Class Size, Contract, ERSB: Elected Representative School Board, IELRA: Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act, Section 4.5, Strike
Chicagoans must have the right to elect their school board. Teachers must have the right to bargain on staffing and class size.
By CTU Communications | November 15, 2019 | News, Press Release New contract includes historic language to cut class sizes, put nurse and social worker in every school. CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2019—Chicago Teachers Union members voted today to accept the tentative agreement they won in the wake of their historic eleven day strike. With...
File under: Contract, CPS: Chicago Public Schools, CTU, Strike, Tentative Agreement
By CTU Communications | November 8, 2019 | News, Press Release New contract cements protections for immigrant and special education students, raises wage floor and rights for educators to levels in CPS district-run schools. CHICAGO, Nov. 8, 2019—Chicago Teachers Union members at Passages charter school voted unanimously today to...
File under: Asian Human Services, charter operator, Contract, Craig Maki, immigrant, Passages, refugee, Special Education
By CTU Communications | November 4, 2019 | News
File under: Bargaining Update, Contract
We’ve scheduled a referendum vote on the tentative agreement for Thursday, November 14. We’ll hold several meetings to discuss the TA prior to that date. Also, new podcast episode!