We know from the bargaining table and from reporters that the mayor continues to refuse to address acute shortages of social workers and other critical staff in our contract for CTU members in district schools. That opens the door to the privatization of our work at the expense of our rights and wages and our students’ needs, and puts us on a collision course with the 5th floor and their school bosses. Join us by phone at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, for a tele-town hall to learn more about current bargaining for a new CPS contract. We’ll be taking members’ calls live, so don’t miss this chance to ask a question, share your thoughts with your fellow members, and learn more about how to get involved in your school community and your union to improve our working conditions and win a strong contract.
This is a live event! Call in your questions starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17.
Around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, all CTU district members will be called automatically via the number that the Union has on file for you. To check or change your number, visit the MemberLink portal. If you haven’t signed in before, you’ll need your CTU Member ID or CPS Employee ID to register with MemberLink. Once you’re connected to the call, just hit the number 9 on your phone to ask your question.
To find out more about bargaining and what the mayor is trying to force on our members, check out our open letter to Mayor Lightfoot with a chart of our demands, candidate Lightfoot’s promises and Mayor LIghtfoot’s refusal to honor those promises at the bargaining table. Our brief to the fact-finder lays out in clear detail how the mayor has access to a billion new dollars each year to invest in our wages, benefits, working conditions and school communities, even though her negotiating team is trying to claw back rights we already have.
Don’t miss the chance this Wednesday to talk with CTU officers and rank-and-file members on our bargaining team about our CPS contract fight, bargaining and more. We look forward to speaking with you!