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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...
As students return to school, time for mayor settle a fair contract

As students return to school, time for mayor settle a fair contract

5:00 a.m. Tues., Sept. 3: Press conference Juarez high school, 1450 W. Cermak Rd., Chicago High school loses $840,000 and nine teaching positions among hundreds of schools confronting budget cuts in new $7.7 billion CPS budget. CHICAGO—As students return for the first...
CTU rejects factfinder report as CPS balks at putting promises to improve schools in writing

CTU rejects factfinder report as CPS balks at putting promises to improve schools in writing

CPS has yet to meaningfully address union proposals to alleviate critical staff shortages, hundreds of overcrowded classrooms and desperate resource shortages in school communities. Watch today’s press conference; download detailed explanation of rejection and...
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...
CTU President Jesse Sharkey responds to long-awaited district contract proposals

CTU President Jesse Sharkey responds to long-awaited district contract proposals

The Board’s submission to the fact-finder with proposed salary increases was its first economic proposal. The Union takes this as an opening offer, and also to show that CPS and the mayor know they can afford educators’ demands for fairness. CHICAGO, July 3,...