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CTU members at Passages unanimously vote to accept tentative agreement

New contract cements protections for immigrant and special education students, raises wage floor and rights for educators to levels in CPS district-run schools. CHICAGO, Nov. 8, 2019—Chicago Teachers Union members at Passages charter school voted unanimously today to...
Victory in Passages strike, as charter operator agrees to demands that CPS rejects for striking CTU district educators

Victory in Passages strike, as charter operator agrees to demands that CPS rejects for striking CTU district educators

STRIKE SCHEDULE: Saturday and Sunday, October 26-7 10:00 a.m., TODAY, Saturday, 10/26/19: Labor and Community Solidarity Rally! Family-friendly rally, celebration and show of solidarity for striking CTU and SEIU Local 73 workers, cosponsored by the Chicago Federation...

10/25 CTU strike schedule/bargaining update: No agreement yet, but real progress at bargaining table

STRIKE SCHEDULE: TODAY, Friday, October 25 6:30 a.m.: Picket lines go up at all 500+ CPS district-run schools, PLUS Passages Charter strike picket line at 1643 W Bryn Mawr 7:30 a.m./SPANISH Language: CTU President Jesse Sharkey, CTU officer Maria Moreno. Lane Tech,...
CTU Passages charter strikers to protest charter operator greed at high-rent fundraiser

CTU Passages charter strikers to protest charter operator greed at high-rent fundraiser

6:00 p.m.: Picket/press conference, Passages charter teachers at charter operator’s ‘gala’ fundraiser, 825 W. Erie Charter CEO makes same $250,00 salary to run one school as CPS CEO makes to run over 500, in naked example of operator self-enrichment...
Mayor puts brick on progress in bargaining as 4th charter strike this year begins

Mayor puts brick on progress in bargaining as 4th charter strike this year begins

6:30 a.m. TODAY, Tuesday, Oct. 22: Picket lines go up at 500+ Chicago public schools SEE BELOW for full schedule/locations/times Mayor blocks any additional movement at table, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, AFT President Randi Weingarten come to support strikers and...