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Bargaining update and Sunday prayer service for CTU members

Bargaining update and Sunday prayer service for CTU members

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,...
CTU president to join charter teachers as Passages announces strike date

CTU president to join charter teachers as Passages announces strike date

7:00 a.m., Thurs. Oct. 10: Sharkey, charter teachers to announce strike date Passages charter school, 1643 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago CEO for lone CPS-funded charter earns equal to CPS CEO who oversees 500+ schools, as management undermines special ed, English...
CTU and SEIU Local 73 join forces for weekend art build as unions prepare for possible strike

CTU and SEIU Local 73 join forces for weekend art build as unions prepare for possible strike

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...
CTU delegates vote unanimously to strike on Oct. 17 if contract has not been settled

CTU delegates vote unanimously to strike on Oct. 17 if contract has not been settled

Strike would put 35,000 workers with the CTU and SEIU Local 73 on the picket lines in bid to force CPS to invest portion of over $1 billion in annual new revenue in student needs. Click for link to livestream of union’s press conference tonight. CHICAGO, October...
CTU president to join charter teachers as Passages announces strike date

CTU members at Passages charter to announce strike date – fourth CPS charter strike in a year

4:00 p.m., Monday., Sept. 23: Press conference Passages Charter School, 1643 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago While CEO rakes in quarter of a million dollar salary, management rejects sanctuary language for refugee and immigrant students, lowballs special ed and English...
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...
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...
As students return to school, time for mayor settle a fair contract

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...