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Member Discounts

Your membership in the Chicago Teachers Union not only benefits you with support, protection and advocacy. A variety of businesses and concerns offer special discounts to CTU members.

Dental Benefits

The Chicago Teachers Union itself does not offer any type of medical or dental plans for members. All plans for active Chicago Public Schools employees are through CPS. Neither CTU nor the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF) offer dental plans.

However, the retiree dental plans listed below all offer discounts for CTU members. If you are a retiree member provide the identification number listed on your CTU membership card to receive the discount. The three dental companies that offer a CTU discount are:

  1. Delta Dental – 800-323-1743
  2. Guardian – 708-361-0002
  3. RTA/MetLife – 312-750-1522

Please call any of the three companies and they will help you find a policy that fits your needs.

AFT Discounts

MEMBERS ONLY discounts available through the AFT members only site.

  • Dansko Shoes – 20% discount
  • Southwest Airlines – up to an 8% discount
  • AFT Advantage – discounts as much as 50% on many products

If already registered for the members-only site go here to log in: www.aft.org/members

If NOT registered go here (you will need your member ID and local union number):hqwebapp.aft.org/AFTAuthentication/MemberCardLogin.aspx

If you need your member ID (on your AFT membership card) and Local union number, request it here: leadernet.aft.org/webform/aft-members-only-discounts

Rosetta Stone Savings

We are relaunching Rosetta Stone language program with a terrific upgrade and big, big savings for AFT members only.

AFT members who purchase a one-year subscription to one language learning program will get the following:

  • One year of access to a single language learning program for $99 a year;
  • Free USB-ready headset;
  • Participation in a learning group for your language;
  • Orientation webcasts;
  • Live, 30-minute online tutoring sessions;
  • Games and activities; and
  • Mobile app.

For more information visit the AFT site:   www.aft.org/rosettastone

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In September, 1930, a small group of 15 teachers met at Calumet High School in Chicago, and pledged $165.00 to start a cooperative financial institution that would help teachers and their families to save their money and provide loans to each other at low interest rates.

Currently, your UNITED CREDIT UNION has in excess of 20,000 members and assets, well over $140.0 million. During our history we have served thousands of members and their families. Our services have grown with time, along with our convenient locations in the Metropolitan Chicagoland area.

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Group Discounted Supplemental Insurance Plans

Extensive advertisement for United School Associates, who are 'a curator of voluntary worksite benefits for the education workforce.' USA is a vendor approved by the CTU Policies Committee. Click link for their website with further explanations.

Half-off tickets at Harold Washington Cultural Center

Dedicated to preserving and protecting the rich, diverse culture and history of African Americans through the education and professional development of Chicago’s youth, HWCC offers CTU members a 50% discount through their electronic box office. Enter the discount code CTU47 when ordering tickets to receive them at the discounted price. 4701 S. King Dr.

Chicago Teachers Union Member Real Estate and Mortgage Benefit

Receive thousands of dollars in cash rebates when you buy, sell, finance, or refinance a home using Real Estate and Mortgage Services provided through United Buying Service. Phone 312-698-9990 or 800-YES-COST.

Personal Injury Attorneys

Robin Potter & Associates, P.C., Attorneys at Law

Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Working People

CTU members injured on the job are entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.  If the injury is the result of an assault or battery, you may be entitled to additional benefits under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement with CPS.

Our attorneys have over twenty-five years experience representing employees injured on the job.  We have successfully represented members of the CTU in workers’ compensation claims and other legal matters. We are committed to ensuring that members receive the quality legal protection and the maximum benefits they deserve.


Click here to see a copy of Workers Compensation, Assault Leave, Disability Leave & Benefits produced for the Chicago Teachers Union by Jim Green of Robin Potter & Associates.

Visit our website at www.potterlaw.org.

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Fall Transfer Window

Teachers can transfer schools without principal permission between April 5, 2019 and May 22, 2019.

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