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CTU delivers contract proposals built on demand for schools Chicago students deserve

Mayor must reverse ‘separate and unequal’ school policies, end chronic neglect of South, West side public schools, and adequately staff school nurses, clinicians, ESL services, other vital education resources. Watch video of the livestreamed press conference. CHICAGO,...

Tuesday, Jan. 15: CTU to submit contract proposals built on demand to create schools Chicago students deserve

Press conference: 10:30 AM, Tuesday, January 15 Mayor’s office, 5th floor, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. As 33,000 LA educators strike for smaller classes, more staff, CTU calls on mayor to end separate and unequal treatment of South, West side public schools and end...
#FactCheck: The truth behind Gery Chico’s ‘friendship’ with Chicago’s public school teachers

#FactCheck: The truth behind Gery Chico’s ‘friendship’ with Chicago’s public school teachers

Mayoral candidate Chico claimed to have a good working relationship with teachers when he was handpicked by Richard M. Daley to head the Board of Ed, but a closer look at his record shows destructive school policies and profits for his outside interests at the expense...

Union reopening bargaining with CPS over violation of health care clause

Board of Ed’s insistence on raising health care premiums forces the Union to reopen health care portions of the 2015-2019 Agreement. CHICAGO, Dec. 18, 2018—The Chicago Teachers Union today notified the Chicago Board of Education of its intent to reopen the...

Latest mayoral appointment underscores why we need elected, representative school board

Public school educators, parents and school communities remain locked out of district governance and oversight. CHICAGO, Dec. 14, 2018—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey released the following statement after news broke that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had...
CPS is failing to protect our students

CPS is failing to protect our students

Mayor’s school bosses have refused to take up CTU appeal to work with administration to ensure students are protected from sexual violence, as hundreds of complaints pour into new administrative office. CHICAGO, November 28, 2018—Chicago Teachers Union President...

Message to Members About Van Dyke Verdict

First, I want to express my appreciation to you all for working so hard every day in a local and national political and social climate that has been dynamic and at times explosive. This leadership has aimed to do our work as a teachers union at the same time that we...