Welcome to the Chicago Teachers Union digital contract website. On this site you can search the contract and you can also find any provision by article number. Additional enforcement notes are provided with select articles.
Our contractual rights are only meaningful if members know them and invoke them. One of our basic rights as workers is the right to union representation.
Whenever you suspect a discussion with an administrator may lead to discipline, invoke your Weingarten rights by saying the words below:
If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my Union Representative be present at this meeting. Without a representative present, I choose not to participate further in this discussion.
This is a primary and essential right. Use the rest of the contract found on this site to defend your rights and the rights of your sisters and brothers in the CTU.
The entire 2012-2015 Agreement Between the Chicago Board of Education and the Chicago Teachers Union can be accessed on this site. Use the search box in the upper right to find any article. The CTU Contract Enforcement Department is in the process of providing helpful resources and tips on many of these articles for ensuring your principal or supervisor is in full compliance with contractual requirements. For more information from the Chicago Teachers Union visit CTUNET.COM.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
CITY OF CHICAGO
CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION,
LOCAL NO. 1,
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, AFL-CIO
This collective bargaining agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) is entered into by and between the Board of Education of the City of Chicago (hereinafter referred to as the “BOARD”) and the Chicago Teachers Union, Local No. 1, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO (hereinafter referred to as the “UNION”) on the 24th day of October 2012 to become effective on July 1, 2012.