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CTU member-wide survey results on reopening of Chicago’s public schools

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.

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Chicago Housing Justice League Action Alert!

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.

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Arbitration Wins and Strategic Bargaining Updates!

We’ve recently leveraged powerful wins on personal business days in arbitration, and made important progress in strategic bargaining on PSRP summer in-person assignments and securing drivers ed instructors’ second semester pay. Scroll down to learn more! NOTE: We’ve added in a link that was missing under PSRP summer assignments.

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Counselors not Cops: The research behind the call for police free schools

The Chicago Teachers Union Education Policy Department, along with rank-and-file educators, have conducted extensive research on the presence of police in public schools across the country. Their findings below are just a snapshot of overwhelming evidence supporting the termination of the $33 million contract between the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Public Schools, the removal of all officers from the city’s school communities, and reinvestment of funds into additional staffing, restorative justice, and trauma and wraparound services.

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General CTU Announcement

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Administrative Transfer Window

Teachers will be able to transfer schools for Fall 2020 without principal permission between April 8, 2020 and May 23, 2020.

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COVID19 Info & Action

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.

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