The Grievance Department is hiring a field representative!

This position serves the entire Chicago Teachers Union membership to help members address contract violations. The duties include, but are not limited to, addressing and investigating member concerns, counseling members on how to resolve grievances, providing support at grievance, arbitration, disciplinary, DCFS and investigatory hearings; and helping members to organize and fight against abusive principals, policies and practices.

Grievance settlement wins educator compensation for SPEd endorsement

Ms. Melissa Poeta taught at Scammon and was wrongfully laid off after the 2018-19 school year. The CTU grieved the layoff, ultimately taking the case to arbitration. After her wrongful layoff from Scammon, Melissa sought and obtained her special education endorsement,...
Excessive Paperwork Arbitration Win for Washington HS Special Educators

Excessive Paperwork Arbitration Win for Washington HS Special Educators

The Union received a favorable decision in the arbitration of a grievance concerning excessive paperwork for special education teachers. The grievance, which arose at Washington High School, concerned additional paperwork requirements that CPS began to impose on special education teachers in 2016 as part of former CPS CEO Forrest Claypool’s scheme to deny students special education services.