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Chicago Union Teacher

The Chicago Union Teacher magazine is the official publication of the Chicago Teachers Union. The Union publishes it eight times a year (three times a year in print).
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CTU Speaks! Podcast

Our new podcast, CTU Speaks! is hosted by Andrea Parker and Jim Staros. We’ll chat about our union, enforcing our contract, and our fight for the schools our children and educators deserve.

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No. 5 | March 2020
COVID-19 info center | Cleanliness survey | Common good in crisis | Saving Harper High
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No. 4 | Jan-Feb 2020
2020 legislative agenda | Special ed contract wins | Confronting white nationalism | Why SBB and SQRP must go
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No. 3 | December 2019
Sanctuary, housing and class size in the contract | City Hall walking the talk | What it means to be
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No. 2 | October-November 2019
What's in our TA and tools for enforcement | Changing the face of nursing in CPS | Students speak out
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No. 1 | September 2019
Know your bargaining team; The strike that brought teachers unions back from the dead; Watching “When They See Us” with
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No. 8 | June 2019
In This Issue: Gains made in Springfield, but equity agenda blocked; Fighting for our special ed students; As school year
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No. 7 | May 2019
Bargaining hard, but strike ready | Biographical material of candidates for union office | Standing up to standardized tests...
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No. 6 | March-April 2019
CTU 6 sets up wins | Bill to restore bargaining rights passes House | Lincoln Yards…
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No. 5 | February 2019
CTU endorsements matter; your vote matters | CICS educators win historic nine-day strike | Where do the leading mayoral candidates
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No. 4 | January 2019
We will not settle for less | CICS teachers moving toward strike | CICS bargaining update | Chicago students deserve
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No. 3 | Nov-Dec 2018
When we fight, we win! | A fair contract for charter PSRPs | What is a school without its heart?
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Oct. 2018 print cover
No. 2 | October 2018
Room to grow | It’s not free lunch; it’s a trap | Parking woes persistence pays off | Speak the
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Cover of the September 2018 Chicago Union Teacher
No. 1 | September 2018
Sustainable Community Schools | CTU Summer; Dare to Build | Revisiting the Schools Chicago’s Children Deserve | Creating a Different
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No. 8 | June 2018
Winning justice for every Chicago public school educator | Charter school operators fail to prioritize students and school staff in
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No. 7 | May 2018
The PPLC as our elected school board | CTU members honored at Coalition of Labor Union Women event | The
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No. 6 | March-April 2018
In this issue: Giving trans students the support they need; Black Lives Matter at Schools Week recap; The people,united |
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No. 5 | February 2018
Honest questions deserve honest answers; We are leaders in the movement | President’s Message; What #MeToo means in CPS; My
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No. 4 | January 2018
Breaking down barriers; Let’s fight together; Winds of change; Motivation behind the merger; CTU-ChiACTS unification F.A.Q. 2.0; Chicago Teachers Union
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No. 3 | Nov-December 2017
PSRPs: The backbone of our union | Parents and teachers come together to protect students and remove an abusive principal
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No. 2 | October 2017
Stronger together! | Educators—whether CTU members or charter teachers—share the same challenges no matter where we teach. Our collective power
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No. 1 | September 2017
Every Chicago Public School Is My School | In their State of the Union address, CTU officers outline plans for
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No. 8 | June 2017
YOUNG ARTIST AWARDS | Despite the almost routine character of the challenges we face, there are particular days that always
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No. 7 | May 2017
The global soul of public education | As bonds are formed with sisters and brothers abroad, CTU members are finding
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No. 6 | April 2017
The Chicago Teachers Union Foundation Quest Center is reshaping professional development by addressing the academic and socio-emotional needs of our
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No. 5 | March 2017
Our students are more than a score! How to use the liberating aspects of public education as a means to
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Administrative Transfer Window

Teachers will be able to transfer schools for Fall 2020 without principal permission between April 8, 2020 and May 23, 2020.

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