Chicago Teachers Union

An affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT), CTU is the third largest teachers local in the country and the largest local union in Illinois.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
“We're Stronger together!” CTU Members Vote to Merge With Unionized Charter Educators
The CTU Rules & Elections Committee certified final results this evening on union members’ vote to merge with ChiACTS Local 4343, which represents union educators who work for charter operators in Chicago. Proposed constitutional changes also embed language on racial, social and economic...
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Newswire article
Friday, December 29, 2017
Honduras: Solidarity With Teachers and Others Fighting for Democracy
We all know we are under assault on a million fronts here in Chicago and in the U.S.. Sometimes that makes it hard to also keep an eye on what is going on around the world, but we want to encourage CTU members and supporters to take a moment and learn about the struggle in Honduras against...
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Newswire article
Monday, October 02, 2017
Union Responds to Mayor Emanuel’s Plans to Close More Public Schools
Late Friday , Chicago Public Schools announced that it may shutter more schools at the end of the current academic year, plans the Chicago Teachers Union roundly condemns. CTU President Karen Lewis issued the following statement today: Our school communities are under siege, mired in a structural...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
President Lewis Warns of Inevitable Strike Should CPS Enforce Cuts to Wages, Benefits
The following is a partial transcript of CTU President Karen Lewis’ remarks from today’s news conference in response to the new Chicago Public Schools budget: “I am Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union. I am joined by fellow officers, Vice President Jesse Sharkey and Financial...
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