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CHTU Vision Statement

As a vibrant group of professionals, The Cleveland Heights Teachers Union, AFT Local 795 will create, enhance, and sustain optimal teaching and learning conditions through collaboration, political action, community engagement, and the active involvement of all our members.


  • Promote the welfare of children; and ensure that they receive a quality public education.

  • To advance our teaching profession by securing optimal teaching/learning environments for the work our members do.

Core Values

  • We recognize the value of each child.

  • We recognize the inherent value of public education.

  • We advocate respect for teaching professionals and support staff.

  • We value high quality and sustained professional development.

  • We promote social justice and democracy, and we champion fairness as core values that guide our union activities.

Benefits of belonging

At the April 2008 OFT convention in Cleveland, the Cleveland Heights High School Singers dazzled the delegates and Governor Strickland with song and dance. MORE

Memory booklet published for the 61st CHTU Banquet in May 2004


CHTU has represented the CH-UH Teachers since 1972. View salary and benifits negotiated since that date.

1944-1994 memories compiled for our 50th Anniversary Banquet in May 1994. MORE
Local 795 AFT/OFT. Representing the teachers of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. MORE

The Paraprofessional and School-Related Personnel (PSRP) division of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, represents more than 350,000 school support staff in K-12 districts, colleges and universities. Our jobs include office employees, custodians, maintenance workers, bus drivers, instructional paraprofessionals, food service workers, school nurses and health aides, technicians, groundskeepers, secretaries, bookkeepers, mechanics, special education assistants and hundreds of other job titles.

Throughout this century, the AFT has been a major force for preserving and strengthening America's democratic commitment to public education and public service. Desegregating public schools, passing the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act, establishing collective bargaining for teachers and other public employees, and addressing the needs of disadvantaged children are just a few of the causes the AFT has championed. MORE

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