Bargaining Remote Learning

CTU News on COVID-19

Some of city's hardest-hit South, West Side neighborhoods taking staff cuts, despite $1.8 billion in federal supports to prevent layoffs,
Lightfoot's CPS team to lay off over 400 educators in some of city's hardest-hit South, West Side neighborhoods, despite $1.8
Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation collaborate on vaccination effort, open to the public, to help students
Union also files unfair labor practice charge against management, which has dragged out contract negotiations for three years as boss
Years of mismanagement, student neglect comes as charter operator wins $3 million in federal COVID support, fails to invest in

Bargaining Updates

Teacher and CTU chief of staff Jen Johnson with today's video update—including our response to the mayor's threat to refuse
CPS still starving our schools
With mayor now effectively bargaining in public, CTU proposes livestreaming negotiating sessions to give families, educators, public a seat at
Bargaining Team members addressed the press
Nine months after contract negotiations began and after a 94% strike authorization vote, the bargaining team for Chicago Public Schools

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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