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CTU President Stacy Davis Gates joined by CPS CEO Pedro Martinez in Springfield today meeting with lawmakers around additional funding for Chicago’s public school students and communities
Collaboration between union and district is a central part of Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson’s plans for delivering on the promise of fully funded neighborhood public schools
Two key CTU legislative initiatives passed through committees this week and now go to the full legislative chamber for consideration: one bill requires union neutrality agreements for charter schools and the other allows retired PSRPs to work as substitute paras.
Good news! Thanks to your support, advocacy and solidarity over the past two years, HB 1167, the bill to create and restore COVID sick days for school employees who must quarantine, passed the Illinois Senate on Thursday and is now on its way to Gov. Pritzker.
The CTU has been busy in the General Assembly so far in the 2022 legislative session. Several important bills already have passed out of committee and we expect other legislation we support to advance, as well.
The Illinois General Assembly has started its spring legislative session, and CTU is there advocating for what our schools need. Our goal is to build on our recent victories and to pass legislation that makes concrete improvements in school governance and oversight and that allows us to be more effective in our work.