On January 11, 2021, the Illinois Senate ratified HB2275, a bill that reinstates the bargaining rights taken from unions representing CPS employees back in 1995. The only remaining step in the repeal of the onerous 1995 language is for Governor J.B. Pritzker to sign the legislation. Send Gov. Pritzker a message urging him to request the legislation from House Speaker Welch so he can sign it.
Get your state senator’s phone number. Call and tell them to “Vote Yes on HB2275 and restore CTU’s bargaining rights.” Then call Senate President Don Harmon at 708-848-2002 and tell him to call the bill and vote Yes!
Chicagoans must have the right to elect their school board. Teachers must have the right to bargain on staffing and class size.
House Bill (HB) 2275—also known as the repeal of Section 4.5—restores CTU rights to collectively bargain over layoffs, class size, staffing levels, cleanliness, school day and year length, and other non-salary issues.