Chicago Union Teacher

The Chicago Union Teacher magazine is the official publication of the Chicago Teachers Union.
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Note on the Official Union Publication

Starting in the 2023–24 school year, the CTU ceased publication of the monthly Chicago Union Teacher magazine in favor of weekly Member Bulletins sent via email.


10 Years After Rahm’s School Closings, Legislative Wins, We Care, Class Size Relief, Earth Day, NBCTs, Member Profiles: Marguerite Mahoney,
The fight for safe, supportive, sustainable charter schools; plus: Mayor. Brandon. Johnson.
Eyewitness: Vallas’s trail of destruction; Why We Must Elect Brandon Johnson; In Focus: New National Board Certified Teachers, 40 percent
Reigniting rainbow power; Brandon’s Better Chicago Agenda; Reports from the field; Worried about your pension? If Paul Vallas wins, you
Brandon Johnson, Parental leave expansion, Celebrating our member leaders, Foundation holiday support for families
Cover of December 2022 Chicago Union Teacher features Brandon Johnson, candidate for Mayor of Chicago.
A Mayor for ALL of Chicago ● Surviving the holiday season ● Climate Justice committee fights for green schools and
On Nov. 8, vote like your rights depend on it ● How we built PPC power at Drummond ● Charter
Fighting mayor’s budget cuts ● A year of firsts for LSCs ● Summer Organizing Institute, more
President Sharkey: Thank you; School budgets must support the right to recovery; It takes a village to raise a good
Special Election Issue
Chicago Union Teacher, Volume 85, Number 5, April 2022 cover features a wall chart in Spanish about safety from a primary classroom made with cutouts of hands.
How Nixon safety committee flipped school to remote amid COVID crisis; teaching about Ukraine; PSRPs on the front lines
Honoring Karen’s legacy, LSC Power and Elections, Class size relief at Lane Tech, COVID Sick Days bill to get a
Chicago Union Teacher, Volume 85, Number 4, February 2022 cover features a table with a big sign that says Spanish and a number of children’s books in Spanish on a table.
Bilingual education committee, “Reparations Won” in the Classroom, Safety Through Solidarity, Parents Support You, Faith Mitchell of Carnegie, NBCTs, more…
Chicago Union Teacher, Volume 85, Number 3, December 2021 and January 2022 features protest in front of CPS headquarters with chairs labeled for problems facing schools and an organizer in an Oscar the Grouch costume.
Charter safety achievements, 2021 Year in Review, Student Voice Committees, Using federal protections for school cleanliness, We’ve got your backs,
Passing bills shows member power, New clinician positions, Journey to national board certification, Every teacher needs a Ms. Wolfolk, more
Elected Representative School Board is now law, LSC power and school safety, Mental health supports for students, more
Chicago Union Teacher, Volume 84, Number 7, June 2021 cover features teachers at a vaccination event.
The fight to vaccinate our students and families is worth the struggle, Big win! Member discipline dropped
Chicago Union Teacher, Volume 84, Number 6, May 2021 cover features school clerk working while in her wheelchair
School clerk fights for disability rights, School budgets, Trinational Conference, Lincoln Park HS safety victory, more!
General Iron fight is our fight, Elected School Board and Charter Accountability on Springfield agenda, Reflections on being locked out,
Chicago Union Teacher, Volume 84, Number 4
Rank and file rebellion at Latino Youth, Karen was our movement, National coalition to demand safety for our schools, Safety
Fighting Unsafe Reopening, Remote Teaching, Victory in North Lawndale, A Sleepless Election Night
Our educators, our students and our communities deserve safety; Fair Tax; We need COVID testing, not standardized testing; Message sent:
Back to School: Fighting for a safe and equitable reopening; Ten years of summer organizing; Poll: Black & Brown families
The Right to Recovery; Our contract, no matter where we work; Mutual aid; A teacher’s words of wisdom; PSRPs face
Art is not “Extra”; PSRPs on the frontlines; How one PSRP is working day and night

Administrative Transfer Window

Teachers will be able to transfer schools for Fall 2024 without principal permission from Sunday, March 24, 2024 to Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

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