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Union Democracy

The Chicago Teachers Union is the most democratic institution devoted to this city’s schools and those who make them work. Each month, hundreds of delegates representing every school and type of educator gather to pool our knowledge and collective will. In this section, find documents, updates and tools about our democratic processes and institutions.

How Our Democracy Works

The most powerful body in the CTU is the membership, itself. Delegates are entrusted to leadership in our democracy and in the workplace, while officers and other elected leaders work day to day…

2023 Executive Board Retiree Functional VP Election

In January 17, 2023, ballots will be mailed to every retiree member of the Chicago Teachers Union. The ballots must be returned to the CTU by February 14, ,2023. Nominations will be taken at the December 8, 2022 Retiree Luncheon.

Citywide Delegate Nominations and Elections

On February 6 and 7, 2023, remote nominations meetings will be held for citywide functional groups that have delegate vacancies. If there are more candidates than vacant positions, an electronic election will be held on February 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2023.

Supplemental Procedures* for Conducting Citywide Delegate Elections

The Rules and Elections Committee has determined these procedures for conducting elections to fill citywide delegate vacancies while in-person meetings are not possible.

Rank & File Committees

Any member can get involved with citywide union activity by joining a committee. Committees help develop contract demands, policy, activism and more.

Constitution & By-Laws

We, teachers, and other educational personnel in the Chicago Public Schools, being members of the Chicago Teachers Union, do hereby declare this Union to have the following purposes…

Administrative Transfer Window

Teachers will be able to transfer schools for Spring 2023 without principal permission from Saturday, October 8, 2022 to Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

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