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Union Democracy

The Chicago Teachers Union is the most democratic institution devoted to this city’s schools and those who make them work. Each month, hundreds of delegates representing every school and type of educator gather to pool our knowledge and collective will. In this section, find documents, updates and tools about our democratic processes and institutions.

How Our Democracy Works

The most powerful body in the CTU is the membership, itself. Delegates are entrusted to leadership in our democracy and in the workplace, while officers and other elected leaders work day to day…

Notice of Elections to Fill Citywide Delegate Vacancies

Nominations to fill Citywide Teacher, PSRP and Clinician Delegate vacancies will be held at the Chicago Teachers Union on Monday, January 14, 2019 and Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Notice of December 5 Election

to Fill Vacancies in the Elementary Functional Vice President and High School Functional Vice President positions.

Citywide/PSRP/Clinician Vacancies Filled

Congratulations to the new delegates who were officially seated at the October 31, 2018 House of Delegates meeting.

Rank & File Committees

Any member can get involved with citywide union activity by joining a committee. Committees help develop contract demands, policy, activism and more.

Constitution & By-Laws

We, teachers, and other educational personnel in the Chicago Public Schools, being members of the Chicago Teachers Union, do hereby declare this Union to have the following purposes…

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