• About
  • Press
  • Topics
  • Contact

Campaign: Fighting for Fair Contracts

Teachers and staff at both charter schools and district-run returned to work this fall in full fighting mode for the contracts we deserve. Teachers and staff at more than 30 charter schools are fighting for new contracts. The current contract for educators at district-run schools expires in June of 2019.

Our contract is powerful

Educators at district-run schools won new protections in our 2015-19 contract around reduced paper­work, class size reductions, fewer standardized tests, job security, more grading autonomy, 15 minute preps, limitations on REACH, school staffing and other critical resources.

Our contracts and our unity give us the power to thwart administrators’ attempts to play us against one another and improve our working conditions so we can best serve our students’ needs.

Our greatest power lies in our unity, when administrators know their staff won’t tolerate — and will fight collectively — against violations of our rights. An active Professional Problems Committee and unity among staff are key to making our contract work for us in each school.

Together, in unity, we can win a better contract, better working conditions — and better schools.

Whatever we do, we’ll do it together. You have a part to play.

The Schools Chicago’s Students Deserve 2.0

This 2018 update to CTU’s 2012 report provides a counter-narrative to the corporate agenda on education and highlights the role of CTU’s campaigns, including for contracts, in fighting it.

Read the Report

Contract Campaign News

CTU members at UNO/Acero charter schools announce strike date.
CTU UNO/Acero educators to announce strike date after another fruitless bargaining session
Management again refuses to move on key demands at Monday eve. bargaining session, forcing teachers, paraprofessionals to set strike date
Read more.
CTU educators at four CICS charter schools voted overwhelmingly to strike Friday.
CTU charter educators vote overwhelmingly to strike at CICS/Civitas/Quest
“We’ll strike if that’s what it takes to get better classroom resources for our students,” say rank and file educators
Read more.
CTU educators rally at 10-23-18 CICS board meeting.
Stage set for second historic CTU charter school strike vote Friday
CICS teachers to rally, then vote on strike against charter operator in battle for more classroom resources, better wages and
Read more.