Collective Bargaining 

CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS EMPLOYEE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING UNITS, AGREEMENTS, AND GENERAL INFORMATION REGARING CPS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

The Chicago Public Schools employs 39,448 employees in CPS schools. Labor unions represent the vast majority of CPS employees and bargain with CPS representatives over the employees’ wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment. Employees’ collective bargaining rights are governed by the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act (115 ILCS 5/1 et . seq.) and provisions of the Illinois School Code (105 ICLS 5/34-1 et. seq.) The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board is charged with enforcing various provisions of the Act.

The labor unions that represent CPS employees and the employees they represent are found in the table below. Links to current collective bargaining agreements between CPS and the labor unions are found at the bottom of the page. CPS Board policies and rules also affect CPS employees’ terms of employment. They are found in Chapter 4 of the Board Rules and Series 500 of the Board Policies. Personnel procedures and other human resource materials are published on the internal CPS employee web-site, HR4U.

For more information regarding CPS collective bargaining units, you may contact Joseph Moriarty, Labor Relations Officer @ jtmoriarty@cps.edu.

CPS EMPLOYEES AND THEIR BARGAINING REPRESENTATIVES

Labor Union

Employees Represented

Number of Employees*

Contract

Chicago Teachers Union

Teachers, Counselors, Librarians and Related Service Providers
Paraprofessional and School-Related Personnel

27,808

7/1/12 to 6/30/2015

SEIU Local 73

Custodians
Security Officers
Special Education Classroom Assistants
Child Welfare Attendants
School Bus Aides

7,078

7/1/15 to 6/30/2018

UNITE-HERE Local 1

Lunchroom employees

2,412

7/1/12 to 6/30/2017

IUOE, Local 143

Engineers

560

7/1/12 to 6/30/2016

SEIU, Local 1

Lunchroom managers

375

7/1/12 to 6/30/2016

IUOE, Local 143B

Central Office Finance and Payroll Personnel

31

7/1/12 to 6/30/2016

IB of T, Local 700

Motor Truck Drivers
Foremen of Motor Truck Drivers

24

7/1/12 to 6/30/2017

IBEW, Local 134

Radio and Television Engineers

5

7/1/12 to 6/30/2017

Total

 

38,293

 

*Numbers reported are as of June 30, 2014

Contracts

International Union of Operating Engineers - AFL-CIO, Local 143
Read the agreement Between the Chicago Board of Education and The International Union of Operating Engineers – AFL-CIO, Local 143-143B

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local No. 134, AFL-CIO
Read the agreement Between the Chicago Board of Education and The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local No. 134, AFL-CIO

Chicago Teachers Union Local 1, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO
Read the agreement Between the Chicago Board of Education and Chicago Teachers Union Local 1, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO

International Union of Operating Engineers - AFL-CIO, Local 143B
Read the agreement Between the Chicago Board of Education and International Union of Operating Engineers - AFL-CIO, Local 143B

Teamsters Local 700
Read the agreement Between the Chicago Board of Education and Teamsters Local 700

Service Employees International Union, Local 1, Firemen & Oilers Division
Read the agreement Between the Chicago Board of Education and Service Employees International Union, Local 1, Firemen & Oilers Division

The Service Employees International Union, Local No. 73
Read the agreement Between the Chicago Board of Education and The Service Employees International Union, Local No. 73

Unite Here Local No. 1
Read the agreement Between the Chicago Board of Education and Unite Here Local No. 1

Service Employees International Union, Local 73
Read the agreement Between the Chicago Board of Education and Service Employees International Union, Local 73

Multi-Project Labor Supplemental Agreement
Read the agreement Between the Chicago Board of Education and Multi-Project Labor Supplemental Agreement 2015-2025

Multi-Project Labor Agreement
Read the agreement Between the Chicago Board of Education and Multi-Project Labor Agreement 2015-2025

Chicago Teachers Union Labor-Management Trust Agreement
Read the trust agreement between the Chicago Board of Education and Chicago Teachers Union Local 1

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