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News for Members
You are warmly invited to New Member December, a winter holiday gathering for all first- and second-year hires at all CPS and charter schools.
There will be food, drink, and the opportunity to safely gather with co-workers, to make new friends, and to meet the CTU staff.
Who should come: If you’ve already joined the CTU, great! This will be the perfect opportunity to meet some of your union siblings in a more informal setting. If you still have questions about joining, this will be a great place to ask them. And if you know first- and second-year teachers who are wrestling with the decision, please encourage them to attend.
This will be the first in-person event we’ve organized for new members since the pandemic began. Proof of vaccination or proof of negative test within 48 hours will be required for entry.
The purpose of the meeting will to be to hear from clinicians across the district about workplace issues you have been facing, as well as to discuss next steps we can take — collectively and individually — towards addressing these various items.REGISTER
For hours worked November 21 through December 4, 2021. November 24 is an unpaid day off, so this paycheck is reduced by 10% gross pay.
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