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CTU News on COVID-19

CTU members and staff distribute PPE to clerks at tech coordinators in a dawn action
Waiting to Exhale
An independent arbitrator found that school buildings are unsafe and ordered that clerks and other staff should be allowed to
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CTU launches GoFundMe campaign to aid clerks subject to retaliation
"Save Our Clerks" campaign to assist workers with basic needs is yet another example of educators and labor coming together
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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

Bargaining Updates


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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A comprehensive look at our veteran pay agreement with CPS
Chicago Public Schools dragged its feet on implementing the $25 million in additional pay for the most experienced teachers. Payments
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Bargaining Update Video
Bargaining Update: Clinicians bargaining
We bargained again today with CPS on issues specifically related to clinicians, particularly OT and PT workers, who CPS is
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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
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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