Karen Lewis: Our members in classrooms; our district in courtrooms.

-From Karen Lewis, CTU The events that will unfold today in two separate Chicago courtrooms are the result of the turmoil and financial irresponsibility that has defined our mayoral controlled school district for the past six years. First, former CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett will be sentenced to federal prison for her role in defrauding Chicago […]

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Chicago students and teachers will be in class this morning.

The CTU has a tentative agreement with the Chicago Board of Education, securing a fair contract for educators and our schools. pic.twitter.com/bvpHHfoSPE — ChicagoTeachersUnion (@CTULocal1) October 11, 2016   Late Monday night/early Tuesday morning the news came from the SEIU offices where CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union were collective bargaining. A deal had been […]

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis’ letter to members on the current strike vote.

CTUnet: We cannot let the mayor and his CPS CEO continue to make terrible cuts to PSRPs, classroom teachers and special education while slashing after school programs, libraries, counselors and school nurses. Our ability to strike is our most powerful weapon to demand justice for ourselves and our students, so it is imperative that you […]

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CTU schedules their third strike vote since SB7 was passed which was intended to reduce strike votes.

Following yesterday’s meeting of the Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates, a strike vote has been set for September 21 through the 23rd in members’ home buildings. This past week Chicago teachers began their second teaching year without a contract. One major issue is the proposal by the board to cut teacher take-home pay. A […]

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“Ginning up union members with a threat of a teacher strike?” Nope. Here are the issues.

Chicago’s Ravenswood teachers and union members. Professional union bashers have falsely claimed that the Chicago Teachers Union has not been transparent about the content of collective bargaining between the CTU and the unelected school board. @fklonsky The only thing they ever say is “strike.” Not productive or honest. It’s about ginning up the troops. Tell […]

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CTU rejects fact finder report and the Zombie Budget Apocalypse.

Fred Klonsky graphic. -Chicago Teachers Union Faced with a school system in an economic freefall, an extremist governor fighting to destroy Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Illinois educational labor law that has tied his hands, neutral fact finder Steven Bierig today recommended that the parties reconsider an old CPS contract offer that has already […]

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