Bargaining Remote Learning

CTU News on COVID-19

Learn more about important updates on care room attendants — they're staying — as well as spikes in COVID and
We’ve gotten news from CPS that 80% of all of our schools have elected to maintain their care room attendants,
Many epidemiologists anticipate that there will be a winter surge of COVID infections, especially after our students and families are
Dear fellow CTU members! Welcome to the 2022 - 2023 school year. I hope you had a restful summer break
Rank and file expected to vote next week to ensure continuing COVID safety protections for students, staff as families ready

Bargaining Updates

Strike action has been suspended for Wednesday, September 6. We have not yet reached a tentative agreement, but substantial progress
The decision was made to bring the proposed agreement to the entire active membership for their final say. If the
A strong safety committee is essential for identifying safety concerns, raising issues to your principal and generating pressure if remedies

Stay informed and take action for student and educator safety

Resources to Aid School Communities

CTU staff have been compiling and vetting resources available for our students and their families to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. From healthcare to housing assistance, from food assistance to unemployment rights and including regional and mutual aid resources, this page is a hub of supports for our school communities.

Resource Hub Student Borrower COVID-19 Relief

LSC Resolutions on Safety

Local School Councils across the district have passed resolutions on the reckless CPS plan for reopening. If you want to organize a resolution for your school’s LSC, you’ll find sample resolutions and other useful information on our LSC Information page.

PPC and PSC Remote Guidance

Professional Problems Committees (PPCs in district schools, PSCs in charter schools) are crucial for establishing workplace norms collaboratively. Find guidance about remotely convening these essential bodies established by our contracts.

Remote PPC/PSC Guide

Teaching Resources

Quest Center PD

CTUF Quest Center continues to support members through the re-licensure process all professional development (PD) needs by continuing to provide high-level, online PD offerings that are either Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) PD Hour bearing, CPS Lane Placement Credit bearing, or both. In addition, they offer some short but impactful PD offerings that can be attended and completed in about an hour online.

Quest Center PD Offerings

Those PD offerings include:

  • Distance Learning During School Closures
  • Google Meet and Chat For Online Communication
  • Scratch: Anyone Can Code Online
  • Exploring the World Without Leaving Your Chair: Google Maps, Earth, Arts & Culture
  • How Can I Read If I Can’t Go To The Library? E-books To The Rescue!
  • Google Forms: Assessment From Afar