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CTU charter members to strike on May Day

Teachers, support staff will walk out after end of school day on May 1 if demands for living wages, adequate student supports, pension rights, protections for immigrant and diverse learners are not met. View livestream of press conference at this link. CHICAGO—CTU...

President Sharkey to address City Club today

City Club of Chicago speech: 11:30 a.m. TODAY, Thursday, April 25 Maggiano's Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave., Chicago CTU President Jesse Sharkey to address City Club today CTU charter educators to announce first multi-employer strike against operators in U.S. history as...

Call public hearings on gang database now

Controversial database is fraught with errors, denies due process, and thwarts public oversight. CHICAGO, April 15, 2019—CTU President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement supporting public hearings into Chicago's controversial gang database. "The City Council...

Our students need support, not abuse

CPD officers mounted unprovoked assault, taser attack on Marshall High teenage girl. CHICAGO, April 11, 2019—CTU President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement in wake of news that documentation has surfaced showing an unprovoked resource officer assault on a...

Time for City officials to answer to the people

Aldermen-elect join protesters from across city in the streets to oppose lame duck City Council's handouts to wealthy developers, setting the stage for end to business as usual for clouted insiders. CHICAGO, April 10, 2019—CTU President Jesse Sharkey issued the...

Fall Transfer Window

Teachers can transfer schools without principal permission between April 5, 2019 and May 22, 2019.

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