Bargaining Remote Learning

CTU News on COVID-19

Lightfoot's vaccine hunger games vaccine system continues to undercut access to shots in Black and Brown students' neighborhoods, which continue
Important breaking news for rank and file members on high school Wednesday prep time, our battle to hold CPS to
In profession dominated by women, pregnant and nursing mothers were to be allowed to teach remotely where majority of CPS
CPS contract school refuses to set standards for ventilation, contact tracing, COVID testing, as COVID cases rise among students nationally.
This chart summarizes the accommodations and leaves of absence available to CTU members under the Memorandum of Agreement on the

Bargaining Updates

update from today's bargaining session
Dear all: Last week at the House of Delegates meeting, I told folks that Mayor Lightfoot had reached out. Today,
We're getting strike ready for our contract!
Dear CTU Members: I hope your first week back to school went well! If it didn't, the union wants to
An update on bargaining last week: We presented on issues that include REACH—proposing that highly rated (Proficient and Excellent), tenured

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