By CTU Communications | April 21, 2023 | News
File under: CTU contract, Health Care Benefits
CTU representatives on our healthcare Labor Management Cooperation Committee met in late March and April. We discussed several health care issues brought to our attention by members, as well as new benefits our members can expect.
By CTU Communications | September 16, 2022 | News
File under: CTU contract, IEP: Individualized Education Plan
As you know, in our 2019 contract we won language stating that members who regularly interpret in IEP meetings are eligible for a $500 stipend per semester. But we recently learned that CPS is making the interpretation process during IEP meetings much more difficult.
By Ronnie Reese | September 17, 2021 | ACTS, News
File under: CTU contract, CTU-ACTS, PSRPs, Substitute Teachers, unemployment compensation
The Union has won an appeal of an IDEAS ruling that found PSRPs whos chose to spread out their 10 month’s of wages over 12 months ineligible for unemployment. Also, please remember teacher assistants and SECAs are only allowed to be used as substitutes for up to 60 minutes and only in the case of a temporary emergency.
By Maria Moreno, Financial Secretary | October 13, 2020 | News
File under: Bilingual Education, CTU contract, English Learners, Lewis University, National Louis University, professional development, Roosevelt University, Truman College, University of St. Francis
We won a big benefit for teachers seeking a Bilingual or ESL endorsement in our successful 2019 strike. Teachers who are interested in going back to college starting in 2021
to obtain their bilingual and/or ESL teacher endorsement can attend classes at half price.
By CTU Communications | June 10, 2020 | Enforcement Guidance, News
File under: Contract enforcement, CTU contract, IEP: Individualized Education Plan, Payroll
The deadline in 2020 is Friday, June 12 for stipends won in our latest contract for language interpreters in IEP meetings.
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 Chris Geovanis | October 18, 2019 | News, Press Release 10A TODAY, Sat, Oct. 19: Rally—Safe Staffing in Our Hospitals! Clinicians In Our Schools! Douglas Park, Ogden and California, across the street from Mt. Sinai hospital. SEE BELOW for full Saturday schedule. At last, CPS shows willingness to bargain on key equity...
File under: Bargaining, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Teachers Union, Contract, CPS: Chicago Public Schools, CTU, CTU contract, Strike
By Chris Geovanis | October 12, 2019 | News, Press Release The CTU’s proposed structure is designed to phase in real equity for students who are routinely denied access to school nurses, social workers, other desperately needed staff. Livestream of today’s CTU announcement is at this link. CHICAGO, Oct. 12,...
File under: Bargaining Update, Chicago Public Schools, Contract, CPS: Chicago Public Schools, CTU, CTU contract, Jesse Sharkey, Stacy Davis Gates, Strike
By CTU Communications | October 10, 2019 | News, Press Release Almost 25% of elementary students are trapped in overcrowded classes, and 35% of high school students attend at least one overcrowded class. CHICAGO, October 9, 2019—No matter where you live in the City, Chicagoans agree: students deserve a high-quality, world-class...
File under: Bargaining, Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Teachers Union, Class Size, Contract, CPS: Chicago Public Schools, CTU contract, Jesse Sharkey, Lori Lightfoot, Stacy Davis Gates, Strike
By Chris Geovanis | October 4, 2019 | News, Press Release 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5: Press availability with art build volunteers CTU HQ, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago Artists, educators, activists, parents, students and other community allies will come together over the weekend to build the visual backdrop to a...
File under: Art Build, Bargaining, Chicago Public Schools, Contract, CPS: Chicago Public Schools, CTU, CTU contract, Strike