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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,...
CTU to Lightfoot: Keep your promise and end toxic Rahm agenda in public schools

CTU to Lightfoot: Keep your promise and end toxic Rahm agenda in public schools

10:30 a.m. TODAY, July 1: Press conference re CTU contract fight for ed equity CTU headquarters, 1901 W. Carroll, Chicago Candidate Lightfoot ran on platform to extend democracy, ensure equity and infuse school communities with necessary supports and staffing. But...
CTU to CPS: Clock is ticking. Time to start bargaining in earnest

CTU to CPS: Clock is ticking. Time to start bargaining in earnest

4PM TODAY, Thurs., June 13: press conference CTU Center, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago CPS reverses position, agrees to bargain today, as contract expiration date looms. CTU bargaining team will hold press conference at 4PM today as both teams bargain. CHICAGO—In a...
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...
CTU to move to open bargaining, welcomes Lightfoot overture for cooperation

CTU to move to open bargaining, welcomes Lightfoot overture for cooperation

Rank-and-file rally on May 22 coincides with new mayor’s meeting with CTU President Emerita Karen Lewis, whose leadership helped pave the path for progressive candidates in City Hall. CHICAGO, May 23, 2019—The Chicago Teachers Union urges Mayor Lori Lightfoot to...
CTU, allies to rally for public education equity, fair contract

CTU, allies to rally for public education equity, fair contract

5PM TODAY, Wed., May 22: ‘Keep the Promise’ Rally for a Fair Contract Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., Chicago ‘Keep the Promise’ rally calls on City Hall to prioritize education equity platform that anchored mayoral, aldermanic races....
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...