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Remembering 9-11

Remembering 9-11

Firefighters and other first responders still need our help — and our support in Chicago. CHICAGO, September 11, 2019—CTU President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement on the anniversary of 9-11: “Today, we remember the lives lost on 9-11—the...
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...

Bargaining update: What’s on the table—and what must improve

An update on bargaining last week: We presented on issues that include REACH—proposing that highly rated (Proficient and Excellent), tenured members should be able to skip an evaluation cycle. We also presented moving to 25 steps for pay scales, and improving base pay...
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...
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...