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My Rights

In every school and workplace, unity in action protects our members and the students we serve.

Together, our union fights to win.

Layoff Rights

Despite inadequate staffing and large class sizes, CPS continues to disrespect educators with layoffs that hurt our members, our students and our schools. Thanks to our contract, CPS is required to follow some rules when they make these layoffs and laid off teachers have rights.

When We Fight, We Can Win

From reversing unfair unsats and evaluations, to protecting seniority to winning on religious freedom, the CTU has won a number of key arbitrations this spring.

Common Concerns

Union members and staff stick up for our rights together. Find basic information here to help you solve common problems.

Standard Forms

Download forms for accident reports, grievance authorization, waivers, and other frequently needed forms.

Handle a Grievance

A grievance is any workplace problem you may have. If a situation exists that runs counter to the law or your contract, the Union can help you fix it.

My Contract

Your contract provides rights that generations of educators fought for and won. You need to know your rights to enforce them. Learn your contract. Study and discuss these rights with your coworkers. Together, Union members and staff can make our schools better places to teach and learn.

Connect with a Union Represent­ative

Every school and workplace has specific, expert staff devoted to helping you solve problems at work.

Stand United at the New Board’s First Meeting

Mayor Lightfoot’s new Board of Education has a lot of injustice to undo. Join us at the first meeting of the mayor’s newly hand-picked board of education. Let them know our schools have real needs that must be addressed, remind them that the new mayor ran on an equity education platform that aligns with our needs and demands – and tell them that we need a fair contract now.

I’ll Be There