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Bargaining Remote Learning

CTU News on COVID-19

CTU returns to bargaining in wake of Friday disruption, to push for phased-in return tied to voluntary vaccination; baseline testing
Photo of a car window with three signs--one green, one yellow and one pink that read: safety & equity.
There is no agreement with Chicago Public Schools on comprehensive testing for students and staff, remote teaching for educators with
At bargaining, CPS suggests cancer could more compelling than hypertension in any requests — then denies accommodation to member caring
We’re all in this together now. And whatever comes next, when we move, we move together.
The chart here shows how bargaining positions have moved over the course of negotiations between CTU and CPS on safe

Bargaining Updates


Progress was made on Sunday, including new tentative agreements around supports for homeless students, ensuring legally required staffing ratios of
Progress at the table today, especially on a charter moratorium and on pipeline for hiring more teachers of color. Big
The Board of Education brought its first paper proposals on staffing, thanks to pressure brought by strike, picketers and supporters.

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