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Bargaining Remote Learning

CTU News on COVID-19

Our union shared this open letter with Chicago public school parents as negotiations with Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPS leadership
Some teachers have been locked out for nearly a month, as CPS continues to drag on landing agreement with CTU
Our school clerks have been receiving emails letting them know that they are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations. Once again, your
Sisters and brothers: Your solidarity is working! The mayor and CPS have announced a "two-day cooling off period" and said
CTU waited in bargaining for hours, as mayor demands 'major concessions' on CDC health metric, testing, teaching remotely for educators

Bargaining Updates


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
An injunction demands that CPS bargain with the union and land enforceable safety standards before school buildings reopen.

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