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Bargaining Remote Learning

CTU News on COVID-19

CTU members must all sign onto this letter demanding safety. Whether you are threatened with unsafe in-person work January 4
Photo of a car window with three signs--one green, one yellow and one pink that read: safety & equity.
Our guiding principle since March has been safety and survival, and through our work in this pandemic, we are also
CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2020—Today the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (IELRB), on a split 2-1 vote, denied the Union's request
Schools are largest source of COVID exposure in state, with numbers in suburban Cook close to 20% of cases, even
As CPS pressures parents to return their children to schools in less than a month, students and parents join experts,

Bargaining Updates


April 12, 2019, bargaining update from from CTU President Jesse Sharkey to members.

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