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CHICAGO, Jan. 19, 2023 — UIC United Faculty’s strike is in its third day — and the Chicago Teachers Union is proud to continue to stand in solidarity with our fellow trade unionists who were forced onto the picket lines this week. As educators in Chicago Public...
AFT president to join CTU, allies in demanding that Lightfoot extend improved parental leave to CPS educators, support staff
Randi Weingarten, who heads up union of 1.7 million teachers and support staff, to join educators, allies to demand CPS parental leave that mirrors what mayor offered to City workers – but has now been indefinitely delayed for educators, support staff.
CTU, SEIU, community allies to join Brandon Johnson in honoring MLK — and to advance Dr. King’s call for economic and social justice
CTU members will join fellow trade unionists, mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson and progressive champions from across the city at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 16 to celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day. After the rally, which is being held at CTU headquarters at 1901 W. Carroll, participants will fan out for door-to-door canvasing, phone banking and more for progressive candidates — including Brandon — seeking election to City Hall in the February 28 election.
7A Mon., 12/19: Lightfoot ignores dangerous lead issues at South Side school while she drags on replacing lead water lines
While Mayor Lightfoot continues to drag on replacing dangerous lead water pipes for hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans, educators at a South Side school that serves a large number of special education students are scrambling to force Lightfoot’s CPS team to address serious lead paint risks in their school facility.
John “Coach” Lewis, husband of late CTU President Emerita Karen GJ Lewis, issued the following statement today in response to references to President Lewis by candidates for mayor of Chicago and their supporters.
Union sees 34 out of 34 victories for the night, with rank and file members pushing hard for signatures for Brandon Johnson, as voters embrace CTU values and platform on election day.
Lightfoot’s CPS team must remove Jones HS principal, take immediate steps to address racially hostile environment
The Chicago Teachers Union issued this statement after learning of another incidence of intolerance at Jones College Prep High School, which has been dogged by complaints of antisemitism, racism and homophobia for years under the school’s current leadership.
Lightfoot forcing CPS to assume $6 billion in grossly underfunded City pension liabilities in district with backlog of at least $2 billion in urgent facilities needs and desperate shortages of supports for students.
Influx of immigrant families in recent months has intensified inequity for Chicago’s public school students, communities – with shortages ranging from bilingual ed teachers to native language resources and culturally relevant curriculum.
Report shows how educators are working their hearts out for students and school communities – while resource gap and inadequate assessment policies continue to undermine equity for Chicago’s working class, Black and Brown students. CHICAGO, October 27, 2022 — The...