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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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Fighting for Fair Contracts

CTU is fighting for quality pay and benefits (including health care), full staffing in our schools, smaller class sizes and justice for students and families. Get updates and resources for our contract fights here.

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No. 7 | May 2016
Paving the Way for a New Contract and Quality Education; Fact Finder Report Rejected—What’s Next?; Full Text of CTU Brief
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No. 6 | April 2016
Letters: Union Strong Retirees; A PSRP Poem: “We Don’t Sleep”; Pension Fund Issues; Another Contract Victory: Bill Hannah Made Whole;
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No. 5 | February 2016
Contract Wars: The CTU Strikes Back; Negotiations Continue After Mass March for Fair Contract; Wearing Retirement Well; CTU Wins Back
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No. 4 | January 2016
Teaching Laquan McDonald in Context; CTPF Challenges Investment Bank Practices; 20th Day Layoffs Victories; Counselor at Clemente HS; Student Activism;
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No. 3 | Nov-Dec 2015
CPS Breaks Caseload Law, and Now It Has to Pay; Walk-Ins at Your School; Zombie Board of Dead-ucation; Fruit from
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No. 2 | October 2015
Professional Personnel Leadership Committees; Rehiring Guidelines; Suspension Risk in Schools Serving Most Vulnerable; Empowering Students in Police Interactions; Use Recertification
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No. 1 | September 2015
Teacher Wins Excellence in Science Award; Save Dyett; Union Summer; Contract Enforcement; Our District; Forrest Claypool; Budget; Teacher Vacancies; Broke
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No. 8 | June 2015
Trans Student Policy; Collective Bargaining; CTU Latino Caucus; Susan Sadlowski Garza; YOUNG ARTIST AWARDS; Grievance; Evaluation; CPS Whistleblower Reinstated; Race
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No. 7 | April-May 2015
Pension Matters; Election 2015; Rauner’s Budget; A Just Chicago Rally; Hello, My Name Is: A Question of Respect; DELEGATES; 2015
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No. 6 | March 2015
Chicago Election; Network Chief Threatens Union Activists; 2015 Young Artist Contest; An Alternative to the 1%; How Can We Not
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No. 5 | February 2015
Illegally Fired Pregnant Teachers; The “Real” Rauner Returns; Clinician Steering Committee; POLITICS: Chicago’s Municipal Elections; SPECIAL SECTION: CLASSROOM WARFARE -
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No. 4 | January 2015
Teacher-Administration Unity; Teacher Wins Retaliation Case; How Unions Can Survive and Thrive; Hands Up, Don’t Test: Police Brutality and Education
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No. 3 | December 2014
Politics: Setting The Course; United Working Families; CTU Election Day Efforts; ‘Unity Is Power’ at 2014 LEAD; Blow the Whistle
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No. 2 | Oct-Nov 2014
Online Learning: Flaws and Fallacies; Our Contract Wins; Politics: How We’re Changing the Narrative; CTU and the Halls of Power;
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No. 1 | September 2014
Retiree Corner; A New and Improved Contract; Career and Technical Education; Reclaiming Chicago; CTU Summer Organizing; Deferred Pay; CTU Summer
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No. 8 | May-June 2014
The Year In Review; A Dream Deferred; School-Based Budgeting “Bottom Ten”; The Lasalle Street Tax; Grievance Department Year In Review;
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No. 7 | April 2014
Empowering Young People Through Technology; Who Really Benefits From Blended Learning?; STEM: Not For Everyone; Would Your Students Like the
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No. 6 | March 2014
CTU Delegates: The Power Within; Why I Became a School Delegate; Meet the CTU Clinician PPC; A Strong Year for
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No. 5 | February 2014
Taking on the Tests (Interview); The Fallacy of Stagnating Test Scores ; The War on the Impoverished; CTU Celebrates School
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No. 4 | January 2014
The Role for Collaboration in the Corporate Education Plan; Teacher Evaluation Study Groups; Substitute Teachers; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s
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No. 3 | Nov-Dec 2013
PSRPs: A Proud History; Layoff Impact on PSRPs; PSRP Profiles; Teachers Triumph Over Unfair Labor Practices at Kennedy; Clemente Counselor
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No. 2 | October 2013
CTU PAC; Every Voice Counts; Pension Debate; The Principles That Unite Us; Special Education Class Size; Teacher Evaluation; The Good,
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No. 1 | September 2013
West Side Strike Story; Grievance Win; Organizing to Build a More Perfect Union; What It Means to Be a Union
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No. 7 | June 2013
Why We Fight “Right to Work”; May 17, 2013 Election Results; CTU Voter Registration Drive Underway; CTU in Toronto: at
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No. 6 | May 2013
School Closings Fight; CTU Members Vote on Leadership May 17; Research: The Impact of Early Childhood Testing; Your Rights: End
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Fighting for Fair Contracts

CTU is fighting for quality pay and benefits (including health care), full staffing in our schools, smaller class sizes and justice for students and families. Get updates and resources for our contract fights here.

Learn more