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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 Election

to Fill Citywide Teacher, PSRP and Clinician Delegate Vacancies

Notice of Election

to Fill Vacancies on the CTU Executive Board

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…

Oct. 26 LEAD: Legislators Educators Appreciation Dinner

Join the Chicago Teachers Union and invited guests to celebrate our success in electing and supporting pro-education officials. Tickets $60 per seat.