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Urge your IL senator to support bargaining rights and an elected, representative school board

Urge your IL senator to support bargaining rights and an elected, representative school board

Our contract demands for the schools Chicago’s students deserve resonate with parents and communities across the city. But Chicago Public Schools continues to stall and deny students what we need. HB2275 is the Chicago Teachers Union’s bill to restore Union...

Mayoral ally moves to privatize substitute teachers

CHICAGO, April 26, 2018: The Illinois Senate, under the leadership of Chicago mayoral ally John Cullerton, has fast-tracked a bill privatizing substitute teacher staffing, SB2838. An identical bill, HB4742, passed out of a House education committee on Wednesday. The...

Mayor’s move to close Black schools is assault on democracy

Proxies for mayor add insult to injury by voting to close Black schools on last day of Black History Month, in another round of attacks on educational rights. CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2018—The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement today in response to the...