We have 35 days until students report to school, and CPS must immediately start planning transparently and in partnership with our union to provide every student the educational, social and emotional supports they need to learn and grow.read more
CTU officers, staff and rank-and-file members report on the state of talks with CPS about reopening plans for the fall.
CTU, allies call for remote learning, education equity as new data raises alarm over safety of mayor’s hybrid plan
Black and Brown residents continue to bear burden of COVID-19 cases in Chicago, as cases inch up and new studies show young children can be significant sources of COVID-19 spread. 11:00 a.m. Car Caravan assembles: CTU HQ, 1901 W Carroll, Chicago 11:15 a.m.: Press...
If you have any concerns that returning to school buildings that could force you to consider requesting a leave of absence in the fall, it’s critically important to fill out CPS’ pre-questionnaire.
The following information supersedes any previous guidance about leaves of absence during the pandemic. Find out about special pandemic provisions for ADA accommodations, short-term disabilities, CDC regulations, emergency paid leave, FMLA and discretionary leave.
This member communication provides updates on discussions with CPS over fall schooling, finalized pay tables with veteran pay resolved and CPS leave policies clarified for issues related to the pandemic.
Mayor's 'budget-neutral' plan for desperately under-resourced school communities lacks adequate safety protections as COVID-19 pandemic grows. CHICAGO, July 24—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement today in response to...
It’s obvious that there are a ton of concerns among CTU members about what the mayor’s and CPS’ proposal for a “hybrid” return to school would look like, and this update reiterates that the CTU is pushing for full remote learning on the first day of school.
Mayor's hybrid school plan falls short on safety for CPS' overwhelmingly Black and Brown students, whose neighborhoods have borne brunt of COVID-19 deaths as August evictions loom and parents are being unsafely pushed back into workforce. 9:00 a.m. Car Caravan...
Here are two of the latest wins these unsung heroes have secured: Driver Ed Instructors to Receive Second Semester Payments and $47K Settlement Offer for Member Wrongfully Denied Sick Day Payout
CPS graduate and GoodKids MadCity leader Miracle Boyd among a new generation of Black youth putting their lives on the line against police-supported white supremacy.
Mayor's 'budget-neutral' plan for desperately under-resourced school communities fails to provide adequate safety protections as deadly pandemic spreads. CHICAGO, July 17—The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement today in response to CPS' release of...
The lack of a plan that spells out criteria that mitigates the maximum amount of risk leaves us no other choice but to say that we cannot return to in-school, classroom instruction, and must continue remote learning until we clarify how to keep students, educators and school communities as safe as possible.
10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 16: press conference via Zoom on reopening schools.To pre-register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesday, July 22: Car caravan, press conference/protest, monthly Board of Education meeting. Details TBA. No plan exists to guarantee...
Caught between the gross ineptitude of Donald Trump’s U.S. Department of Education, and the uncertainty from Chicago Public Schools, more than 85 percent of CTU member respondents feel they should not or might not go back to work in the fall without a detailed plan and resources that will help guarantee the safe re-opening of our schools.
19,000 evictions are filed in Chicago per year, and an estimated 25%of those are “no-cause evictions.” This means that the renters in these situations did not do anything wrong like fail to pay the rent or breach their lease to wind up in eviction court.
Learn more about how CTU is working with Chicago Public Schools to make sure our schools are safe and secure. Learn more and take action to demand emergency response from CPS and the mayor.