Solidarity Statements

The members of AFSCME Local 1215: Chicago Public Library Employees Union passed a motion supporting CTU in it's negotiations for a safe reopening plan. Read more
Loyola University Chicago's College of Arts and Sciences Non-Tenure Track Faculty Union stands in solidarity with Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73. Read more
Congressman García wrote the president and the secretary of education to request federal guidance and funding to help solve the challenges facing Chicago Public Schools and school districts nationwide in this pandemic. He spoke specifically of the deficiencies in the CPS reopening plans with ten criteria that echo the concerns CTU has raised about the plan for months. Read more
Chicago area state representatives and state senators echo the sentiments of the majority of the city council in their letter. They express their support for the aims that the Chicago Teachers Union. In particular, they raise the issues of accommodations for educators with vulnerable family, vaccinations and phased-in return to in-person school. Read more
The Grassroots Collaborative sent the following letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the Chicago Board of education and CPS leadership. Read more
Centering Equity in A Safe and Responsible Return to School: The Grassroots Education Movement (GEM) coalition does not support any return to school plan that is not responsive to the demands of the Black and Brown community, the needs of Special Education students, or provide clear safety measures and the necessary support and staffing to equitably address student needs. Read more