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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…

School Delegate Election Supplemental Procedures

The CTU Executive Board approved these procedures for conducting elections to fill school delegate vacancies while in-person meetings are not possible.

Citywide Delegate Election Supplemental Procedures

»UPDATED 10/30« The CTU Executive Board approved these procedures for conducting elections to fill citywide delegate vacancies while in-person meetings are not possible.

Notice of Elections

for the 2021-2023 three-year delegate term, throughout the Union.

Delegate positions in every school and for every citywide functional group will require new nominations and, if contested, elections starting December 1, 2020 for delegates to be seated at the February 2021 House meeting.

Result of Election

for the High School Teacher Functional Vice President position.

Michael Smith of Englewood STEM was elected by high school teacher delegates to fill the vacancy during the November 4, 2020 House of Delegates.

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…

Join a Committee

CTU committees are a great way for any member to make a difference. Join one now!

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