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CTU year in review: Making history in Springfield

CTU year in review: Making history in Springfield

There is power in the rank and file — power that comes from transformative leadership in our schools and communities. Legislative wins stand as a testament to the legacy of Karen Lewis, changing the landscape of public education in Chicago Passing bills in the...
Happy Birthday, Karen

Happy Birthday, Karen

The social justice unionism that Karen instilled as president of the Chicago Teachers Union now serves as a nationwide model, and has not only restored our rights, but emboldened parents and communities to advocate for their children.

Cerebral, Regal & for the People

Cerebral, Regal & for the People

Poet and King College Prep Teacher Erik Young wrote this piece to honor the strength and courage of CTU President Emerita Karen Lewis.

IL Senate passes legislation restoring bargaining rights to CTU, as bill moves to Governor for signature

Union, grassroots allies call on legislature to restore democratic rights to Chicagoans by passing legislation giving Chicagoans what voters in every other school district in the state possess – the right to elect their school board. CHICAGO, Jan. 11, 2020—The Chicago...
CTU to move to open bargaining, welcomes Lightfoot overture for cooperation

CTU to move to open bargaining, welcomes Lightfoot overture for cooperation

Rank-and-file rally on May 22 coincides with new mayor’s meeting with CTU President Emerita Karen Lewis, whose leadership helped pave the path for progressive candidates in City Hall. CHICAGO, May 23, 2019—The Chicago Teachers Union urges Mayor Lori Lightfoot to...