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Bargaining Remote Learning

Stay informed and take action for student and educator safety


Addressing the Pandemic and Its Impact on Our School Communities

The CTU continues to advocate to CPS to ensure our students’ needs are met, as well as demanding city and state leaders expand supports for children and families during the COVID-19 crisis. That’s why we’ve signed onto The Right To Recovery campaign to address the underlying injustices that have fueled our issues.

We have a #RightToRecovery from COVID-19

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

CTU News on COVID-19

Full update on eval, COVID testing, subs, supply money, SATs and other CPS bargaining
As we prepare for bargaining with CPS, we want to share where we are on several key items that we
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Trial tackles CTU effort to bar CPS from forcing school clerks back into buildings under unsafe conditions
CPS admits COVID cases among CPS workers have tripled since May, with hundreds of school workers contracting COVID-19—and at least
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Bargaining Updates

Clinicians: Next steps in securing safe working conditions

Clinicians: Next steps in securing safe working conditions

Public health guidance is clear: Any work that CAN be done remotely SHOULD be done remotely. The Chicago Teachers Union continues to lead with our values – including our conviction that students, members and their families deserve safety first and safety always. Every clinician who believes in-person work may be dangerous to them or their family without negotiated protections should email our template letter today.

Bargaining Update on Remote Learning

Bargaining Update on Remote Learning

CTU continues to bargain with CPS over the conditions of remote learning as the school year begins. Watch the video for details of the bargaining. In addition, we’re hearing that members are being asked to report in-person to schools or outdoors for school orientations and open houses before the school year starts. CPS says they are not telling principals that staff can be required to report in-person to school or to outdoor orientations and open houses before school starts.

COVID Leaves of Absence Update

COVID Leaves of Absence Update

The following information supersedes any previous guidance about leaves of absence during the pandemic. Find out about special pandemic provisions for ADA accommodations, short-term disabilities, CDC regulations, emergency paid leave, FMLA and discretionary leave.

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