Contract Campaign Update #7: Stay Ready

Contract Campaign Update #7: Stay Ready

Stay ready. That’s the theme for our union as summer approaches. The school year may be ending, but we know as bargaining continues we need to mobilize our full 30,000-member strength to make sure CPS accepts our transformative contract proposals. We’re going to stay ready, so we don’t have to get ready!

Contract Update #5: Public Bargaining is a Historic Win for CTU

Before June 14th, we will hold our union’s first-ever public bargaining session with CPS on our Green Schools proposals, a critical part of ensuring climate justice in Chicago’s schools. This is the first time in CTU history that CPS has agreed to public bargaining.

Contract Campaign Update 3: Bargaining to Transform Chicago Schools

Contract Campaign Update 3: Bargaining to Transform Chicago Schools

This was our first week of bargaining with CPS! As the Sun-Times reported, our negotiations opened with optimism as our 60+ rank-and-file members—the largest bargaining team in our union’s history—presented our ambitious proposals to CPS. We’re ready to deliver on these proposals to transform Chicago Public Schools.

Contract Campaign Update: Bargaining Starts This Week

Contract Campaign Update: Bargaining Starts This Week

CTU rolled out our union’s ambitious package of contract proposals last week. As we get ready to bargain for these transformative proposals, including the expansion of sustainable community schools, affordable housing, more robust dual language studies opportunities for our students, fully funded special education services, and so much more, we will hold regular sessions with CPS with our smaller table team and our Big Bargaining Team, with additional public bargaining sessions.

Contract Campaign Update: This Time Around

Contract Campaign Update: This Time Around

For more than 10 years, the CTU has organized educators, parents, and community partners toward creating the schools Chicago students deserve while fighting off budget cuts, privatization, and corporate “education reform.” Now we have the opportunity and responsibility to truly move our schools on a transformative path forward.

Contract Update for April 21, 2024

Contract Update for April 21, 2024

Last week, CTU publicly unveiled our contract priorities and invited stakeholders to join us in open bargaining with Chicago Public Schools. Members lobbied for more funding in Springfield and members at parent-teacher conferences wore “ask me about my contract” buttons.

Member Bulletin for November 15, 2023

Member Bulletin for November 15, 2023

Topics in this bulletin include Contract campaign kickoff, Sports Stipends, PSRP Day, Teach truth, not Skyline, Instituto rally and more!