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CTU to CPS: Stop stalling and start bargaining

CTU to CPS: Stop stalling and start bargaining

4PM, Thurs., June 13: press conference CTU Center, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago With contract expiring in two weeks, CPS blows off second negotiating session in a week with CTU bargaining team. CHICAGO—The mayoral controlled Chicago Public Schools has cancelled a...
As school district collects more funds from Springfield, CPS slashes critical frontline staff

As school district collects more funds from Springfield, CPS slashes critical frontline staff

District’s distorted priorities perpetuate Emanuel inequities instead of educational justice for students, educators. CHICAGO—CPS announced another round of layoffs today, which by its own numbers are higher this year than last year. Chicago Teachers Union...
Real teacher appreciation is a fair contract and manageable class sizes for Chicago’s schools

Real teacher appreciation is a fair contract and manageable class sizes for Chicago’s schools

Chicago’s public school students need individual attention from their teachers, which is impossible with as many as 48 students in a kindergarten class. CHICAGO, May 8, 2019—Chicago Public Schools has the highest class sizes across grades 1-4 of any school district in...
It’s time for Chicago Public Schools to respect women’s work

It’s time for Chicago Public Schools to respect women’s work

Fair wages and benefits for a predominantly female workforce is a key issue in the CTU fight for a fair contract—in a district that is nearly 80 percent female, yet in a country where full-time working women make 80 cents on the dollar compared to men. CHICAGO, May 1,...

CTU demands mediator as CPS seeks to renege on negotiations timeline

CPS move seeks to force CTU teachers, paraprofessionals, support staff to begin next school year with no contract—and no relief from overcrowded classrooms, severe staff shortages, chronically under-resourced school communities. CHICAGO, April 29, 2019—The CTU has...

Early Notification of Resignation Program Deadline Extended to May 2

Please be aware that we have extended the deadline for our Early Notification of Resignation Program (ENRP) to Thursday, May 2. If you know your path leads away from CPS next year, please consider signing up for the ENRP. Early notification will carry a financial...