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Chicago Teachers Union membership enrollment cards are available through your school delegate or by contacting the CTU offices at 312-329-9100 or emailing your home address to leadership@ctulocal1.com . Union dues for teachers are based on one percent of the Lane 1, Step 6 salary schedule for 40 weeks plus AFT and IFT per capita assessments. Paraprofessionals pay 60 percent of what teachers pay for membership. Dues are deducted from the teacher and paraprofessional monthly paychecks.

Teachers

The Chicago Teachers Union has more than 32,000 teacher, paraprofessional and retiree members. The Union is Local 1 of the American Federation of Teachers, an Illinois Federation of Teachers affiliate and affiliated with the Chicago Federation of Labor and the AFL-CIO. The CTU is the largest local in the state and the Chicago Public School system is the third largest in the country.

Paraprofessional and School Related Personel

The Chicago Teachers Union has more than 32,000 teacher, paraprofessional and retiree members. The Union is Local 1 of the American Federation of Teachers, an Illinois Federation of Teachers affiliate and affiliated with the Chicago Federation of Labor and the AFL-CIO. The CTU is the largest local in the state and the Chicago Public School system is the third largest in the country.

Chicago Teachers Union Retired Chapter

The Retired chapter of the Chicago Teachers Union encourages retired teachers and paraprofessionals to stay involved with the CTU after retirement. Retired members pay a smaller percentage of dues and receive copies of the Chicago Union Teacher, the CTU calendar book, and have two luncheons a year. The group has their own constitution and meets on a regular basis.


INFORMATION SHEET ON 2014–2015
DUES AND AGENCY FEE

TEACHER DUES Based on 1% of Lane 1-Step 6 total compensation plus pass through charges. (Pass through charges are increases in IFT and AFT per capita payments. Pass through voted through 1982 referendum of CTU membership.)
Base Lane 1 Step 6 as of September 2014
  $66,159.00 per year
  × 0.01  
  $661.59 Base Dues
 
  $388.60 1982–2013 Pass Through
  + $9.45 2013–2014 Pass Through
 
  $1,059.64 Teacher Dues for entire school year
 
  $52.98 Teacher Dues for each of 20 pay periods
 
PARAPROFESSIONALS & SCHOOL-RELATED PERSONNEL DUES: Based on 60% of Teacher Dues
  $1,059.64 Annual Teacher Dues
  × 0.60  
  $635.78 PSRP Dues for entire school year
 
  $31.79 PSRP Dues for each of 20 pay periods
 

AGENCY FEE

TEACHER FEE: $1,059.64 Teacher Fee for entire school year
 
  $52.98 Teacher Fee for each of 20 pay periods
 
PARAPROFESSIONALS & SCHOOL-RELATED PERSONNEL FEE: Based on 60% of Teacher Fee
  $635.78 PSRP Fee for entire school year
 
  $31.79 PSRP Fee for each of 20 pay periods
 

Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund

Established by the Illinois state legislature in 1895 as The Public School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago, CTPF is the administrator of a multi-employer defined benefit public employee retirement system providing retirement, survivor, and disability benefits for certain certified teachers and employees of the Chicago Public Schools. CTPF is administered in accordance with Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) Chapter 40, Articles 1,17,20. CTPF is governed by a 12-member Board of Trustees; six are elected by the teacher contributors, three are elected by the annuitants, one is elected by the principal contributors, and two are appointed by the employer, Board of Education.

Click here to visit the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund website.

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