Bargaining Remote Learning

CTU News on COVID-19

Members have posed a number of questions repeatedly in meetings about the new reopening agreement. This FAQ is an effort
CPS has announced that five schools will be offering vaccinations to students and adults aged 12 and over, beginning this
Dear Sisters and Brothers: Last March, COVID-19 threw the world and our profession into a tailspin. When the pandemic forced
The extraordinary fight that we waged with CPS during the last few months secured agreements for the safe reopening of
Tuesday morning, rank-and-file CTU members Mike Smith of Englewood STEM and Mueze Bawany of Clemente joined Clemente student Cam Velasquez

Bargaining Updates


Our rank and file bargaining team lays it out for you.
Rank and file bargaining team members Paula Barajas, Arathi Jayaram, Nancy Serrano and Lashawn Wallace talk about today’s bargaining sessions.
A Video Update from rank-and-file bargaining team members
Today, rank and file members of our bargaining team took time out from teaching, left the students they care for
CPS put it in writing!
Dear Members: Bargaining has increased in frequency, but has not broken through, as CPS continues to avoid movement on key

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