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Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders to join CTU, SEIU at rally for fair contracts for Chicago workers

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders to join CTU, SEIU at rally for fair contracts for Chicago workers

7:00 p.m. Tuesday., Sept. 24: CTU/SEIU labor rally for fair contracts CTU HQ, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago CTU, SEIU Local 73 will be joined by UAW strikers, SEIU HCIL Mt. Sinai health workers, suburban teachers, grassroots groups to call for fair contracts that...
CPS needs checks and balances to protect students

CPS needs checks and balances to protect students

Blistering DOE report and oversight is no guarantee that lack of accountability will end. CHICAGO, September 12, 2019—CTU Vice President Stacy Davis Gates issued the following statement in response to the federal Department of Education’s report on CPS’...
CTU delegates vote unanimously to set date for strike authorization vote

CTU delegates vote unanimously to set date for strike authorization vote

Despite over a billion dollars in annual new revenue, few improvements – and many cuts – hammer hundreds of schools on first day of school. CHICAGO, September 4, 2019—While CPS is raking in more than $1 billion in new annual dollars this year, too many students...
Labor Day: The backbone of our city is our workers

Labor Day: The backbone of our city is our workers

Labor unions anchor the commitment to bargain for the common good. CHICAGO, September 2, 2019—CTU President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement today to mark Labor Day: Today we honor the working women and men who literally built this nation—the workers who...
CTU to ask board to delay vote on budget until funds are allocated more equitably

CTU to ask board to delay vote on budget until funds are allocated more equitably

9:30 a.m. Wed., August 28: Press conference CPS headquarters, 42 W. Madison, Chicago $7.7 billion budget cuts funds to over 200 schools, fails to address acute staffing shortages, overcrowding, students’ educational and support needs. CHICAGO—CTU members will...
CTU delegates vote unanimously to set date for strike authorization vote

7A Mon. 8/26: CTU to formally respond to factfinder report, lay out next steps as union readies for strike

7:00 a.m. Monday., August 26: Press conference with CTU bargaining team Suder Montessori School, 2022 W Washington Blvd, Chicago Third round of mayorally imposed factfinding shows rigged nature of process, failure to address critical student needs and deteriorating...
Factfinder sides with Lightfoot: no educational justice in contract

Factfinder sides with Lightfoot: no educational justice in contract

Dear sisters and brothers: Thursday at Morgan Park High School, Mayor Lori Lightfoot leaked news of the factfinder report, saying he sides with her. WTTW has also leaked a copy of the report. Siding with Mayor Lightfoot and CPS means we will continue to have the...
CPS budget raises questions, concerns

CPS budget raises questions, concerns

Allocation decisions could cut funding to hundreds of schools, while CPS, Mayor refuse to enshrine public promises in enforceable contract. CHICAGO—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement today in response to CPS’ formal FY...