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After decades-long struggle, Pritzker signs bill restoring CTU bargaining rights

Repeal of despised 1995 Amendatory Act gutting bargaining rights for CPS unions at last eliminates restrictions on CTU’s ability to advocate for students and families. CHICAGO, April 2, 2020—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey issued the following...

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...
3P, Sun. 10/27: Famed civil rights leader Rev. Wm. Barber II to rally with striking CTU rank and file members

3P, Sun. 10/27: Famed civil rights leader Rev. Wm. Barber II to rally with striking CTU rank and file members

As founder of Moral Mondays movement, co-founder of Poor People’s Campaign, Barber’s interfaith activism has brought together some of most important movements for justice in 21st century.

Moving forward on a monumental achievement for our union

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.