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Common Concerns

Our contractual rights are only meaningful if members know them and invoke them. One of our basic rights as workers is the right to union representation.
Whenever you suspect a discussion with an administrator may lead to discipline, invoke your Weingarten rights by saying the words below:

If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my Union Representative be present at this meeting. Without a representative present, I choose not to participate further in this discussion.

This is a primary and essential right. Use the contract language found on our contracts page to defend your rights and the rights of your sisters and brothers in the CTU.

Find Your Field Representative

Your union field representative and organizer have your back. Find out which staff members are assigned to your school or citywide job category.

Current Contract

Your contract defines your rights and responsibilities as agreed by the Board of Education or by charter school operator. Study the contract and you will have the knowledge to defend your rights. Union staff will help you enforce them.