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Volume 84, Issue 3

Features

Members speak out

The Chicago Union Teacher interviewed members about remote learning. They shared how it’s working in their schools — and what needs to change to improve virtual teaching and learning conditions. 

Victory in North Lawndale

Parents and community win school closing fight, demanding investments mayor promised during campaign instead.

President’s Message: Safety, equity, trust

Scientific facts, clear metrics, real equity in short supply as mayor rushes reopening By any measure, the Coronavirus was raging in November when Mayor Lightfoot and CPS announced that in-person instruction for our most vulnerable students would begin Jan. 11. Daily...

Don’t send us back

Vaughn High School parents, teachers say remote learning can work for students with disabilities — and keep students safe

A sleepless election night

Fortunately, Biden trumped Trump. Kim Foxx trumped white reactionaries trying to subvert her criminal justice reform work. And some of CTU’s staunchest allies triumphed. Unfortunately, billionaires also had a great night as their misinformation campaign defeated the graduated income tax amendment.

Bon voyage, Norine

Norine Gutekanst has retired from 70-hour weeks as the CTU’s organizing coordinator, but we bet we’ll see her at the next Union protest.

Save our clerks

Instead of honoring PSRPs’ right to a safe workplace, in November, Lightfoot and the Board continued to defy an arbitrator’s ruling as well as the mayor’s own public health guidance by  compelling PSRPs, tech coordinators and other school staff to work in unsafe buildings when they could be working remotely.

PSRP Corner: Waiting to exhale

An independent arbitrator found that school buildings are unsafe and ordered that clerks and other staff should be allowed to work remotely at least four days a week. But the mayor decided she’s above the law and refused to abide by that ruling.

Delegates Not Present November 4, 2020

Network 1A Brennan, Jennifer Green, Laurie Network 1B Davis, Deborah Garrity, Norma Network 1C Burchfield, Elizabeth Cantu, Lisa Dillon, Barbara Graves, Kenneth Wehbeh, Jenine Network 2A Askounis, Katherine Gladney, Maxine Lancaster, Elizabeth Williams, Isaac Network...

Members speak out

The Chicago Union Teacher interviewed members about remote learning. They shared how it’s working in their schools — and what needs to change to improve virtual teaching and learning conditions. 

Victory in North Lawndale

Parents and community win school closing fight, demanding investments mayor promised during campaign instead.

President’s Message: Safety, equity, trust

Scientific facts, clear metrics, real equity in short supply as mayor rushes reopening By any measure, the Coronavirus was raging in November when Mayor Lightfoot and CPS announced that in-person instruction for our most vulnerable students would begin Jan. 11. Daily...

Don’t send us back

Vaughn High School parents, teachers say remote learning can work for students with disabilities — and keep students safe

A sleepless election night

Fortunately, Biden trumped Trump. Kim Foxx trumped white reactionaries trying to subvert her criminal justice reform work. And some of CTU’s staunchest allies triumphed. Unfortunately, billionaires also had a great night as their misinformation campaign defeated the graduated income tax amendment.

Bon voyage, Norine

Norine Gutekanst has retired from 70-hour weeks as the CTU’s organizing coordinator, but we bet we’ll see her at the next Union protest.

Save our clerks

Instead of honoring PSRPs’ right to a safe workplace, in November, Lightfoot and the Board continued to defy an arbitrator’s ruling as well as the mayor’s own public health guidance by  compelling PSRPs, tech coordinators and other school staff to work in unsafe buildings when they could be working remotely.

PSRP Corner: Waiting to exhale

An independent arbitrator found that school buildings are unsafe and ordered that clerks and other staff should be allowed to work remotely at least four days a week. But the mayor decided she’s above the law and refused to abide by that ruling.

Delegates Not Present November 4, 2020

Network 1A Brennan, Jennifer Green, Laurie Network 1B Davis, Deborah Garrity, Norma Network 1C Burchfield, Elizabeth Cantu, Lisa Dillon, Barbara Graves, Kenneth Wehbeh, Jenine Network 2A Askounis, Katherine Gladney, Maxine Lancaster, Elizabeth Williams, Isaac Network...

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Members speak out

Save our clerks