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
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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