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Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders to join CTU, SEIU at rally for fair contracts for Chicago workers

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders to join CTU, SEIU at rally for fair contracts for Chicago workers

7:00 p.m. Tuesday., Sept. 24: CTU/SEIU labor rally for fair contracts CTU HQ, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago CTU, SEIU Local 73 will be joined by UAW strikers, SEIU HCIL Mt. Sinai health workers, suburban teachers, grassroots groups to call for fair contracts that...
CTU delegates vote unanimously to set date for strike authorization vote

CTU delegates vote unanimously to set date for strike authorization vote

Despite over a billion dollars in annual new revenue, few improvements – and many cuts – hammer hundreds of schools on first day of school. CHICAGO, September 4, 2019—While CPS is raking in more than $1 billion in new annual dollars this year, too many students...

Bargaining update: What’s on the table—and what must improve

An update on bargaining last week: We presented on issues that include REACH—proposing that highly rated (Proficient and Excellent), tenured members should be able to skip an evaluation cycle. We also presented moving to 25 steps for pay scales, and improving base pay...
As students return to school, time for mayor settle a fair contract

As students return to school, time for mayor settle a fair contract

5:00 a.m. Tues., Sept. 3: Press conference Juarez high school, 1450 W. Cermak Rd., Chicago High school loses $840,000 and nine teaching positions among hundreds of schools confronting budget cuts in new $7.7 billion CPS budget. CHICAGO—As students return for the first...
Labor Day: The backbone of our city is our workers

Labor Day: The backbone of our city is our workers

Labor unions anchor the commitment to bargain for the common good. CHICAGO, September 2, 2019—CTU President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement today to mark Labor Day: Today we honor the working women and men who literally built this nation—the workers who...
CTU delegates vote unanimously to set date for strike authorization vote

7A Mon. 8/26: CTU to formally respond to factfinder report, lay out next steps as union readies for strike

7:00 a.m. Monday., August 26: Press conference with CTU bargaining team Suder Montessori School, 2022 W Washington Blvd, Chicago Third round of mayorally imposed factfinding shows rigged nature of process, failure to address critical student needs and deteriorating...

Bargaining Update: Budget cuts, August 20 all-member meeting

Mayor Lightfoot released her CPS budget for FY 2020 on Thursday—and it CUTS funding for school nurses, librarians and social workers, while the mayor and her CPS team increase central office staff by more than 150. This is not an equity budget. It is a Rahm budget. On...