Bargaining Remote Learning

CTU News on COVID-19

Lightfoot’s CPS team has not yet committed to the kind of grassroots outreach needed to maximize vaccination access in hard-hit
The 443 educator layoffs in Chicago Public Schools underscore ongoing failure of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s handpicked Board of Education to
Mayor's CPS team must invest $1.8 billion in COVID relief for desperately needed safety, supports for traumatized students, and support
Charter operator receives 15% funding increase — yet lays off 1/6th of teachers for at-risk youth, proposes paltry wage increase
CTU officers Jesse Sharkey, Stacy Davis Gates, Christel Williams Hayes and Maria Moreno sent this bargaining update to rank and

Bargaining Updates


Now is the time.
CPS rejects assurances for a nurse in every school, or meaningful steps to address dire shortages of social workers, librarians,
Still from video of math teacher Jim Cavallero standing ready at a whiteboard.
City Hall and Chicago Public Schools have long touted a "fulsome compensation package" of a salary nearing $100,000 for the
The upshot of today's bargaining is this: the president of the Board of Education, Miguel del Valle, came in today

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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