CTU officers and staff are prepared to support members as we all work together to continue to build safety through solidarity for our rank-and-file members and the students and families we support.read more
As we reflect today on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., let us also look at how the abiding movement for social and economic justice he led informs our union’s daily work and struggle.
The mayor's lockout of CTU educators imposed additional economic hardship on members already wrestling with a wide range of hardships caused by the pandemic. To help cushion the blow, the AFT and the CTU are extending interest-free loans to any members who lost pay as...
The mayor is so angry at us for winning so much over the past year and a half, she refused to provide even basic safety mitigations.
With anger at Lightfoot growing, CTU rank and file votes to approve safety protections, fight for more
Chicago’s mayor initially refused to provide N95 masks for students, and continues to reject opt-out COVID-19 testing as an “invasive medical procedure,” despite its use in Chicago charter schools and districts throughout the state and U.S. CHICAGO, January 12, 2022...
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The decision was made to bring the proposed agreement to the entire active membership for their final say. If the agreement is voted up, we do everything in our power to enforce what is there. If the agreement is voted down, we will have to hold another House meeting and decide when we are resuming the action.
Today is a teacher-directed day. CPS has issued guidance on phone banking to get testing consent. Students return tomorrow.
Union officers, educators, nurses, and state and city officials discuss negotiations for a safe return
CTU day of action begins with press conference at Spry Elementary in Little Village, where, last week, 130 students were absent on Jan. 3, and more than 30 percent of students present tested positive for COVID-19.
Educators are not the enemy Mayor Lightfoot wants them to be. They are parents, grandparents, clergy, community partners and Chicagoans.
We’ll gather with our colleagues, family, and community members in the morning and join one of the feeder caravans from across the city that will head to downtown.
CTU officers and staff, joined by the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., held a press conference at CTU HQ (watch the officer press conference now) in which we outlined our new comprehensive proposal to CPS.
Latest proposal to Mayor Lightfoot addresses issues around testing, contact tracing and health metric, to return students to learning
The proposal, approved for submission to Chicago Public Schools by the Union’s executive board and House of Delegates, would address all outstanding issues and protect educators, students and staff in the midst of a deadly surge in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mayor has yet to accept offers from Gov. Pritzker to provide SHIELD tests to CPS in wake of holiday testing fiasco, as parents, electeds urge mayor to pause in-person instruction, implement critical mitigations, address massive vaccination gap among Black and Latinx...
CPS educators, families, Union officials address mayor’s failure to utilize state COVID-19 resources
Mayor Lightfoot has yet to accept offers from Gov. Pritzker to provide SHIELD tests to CPS in wake of holiday testing fiasco, as parents, electeds urge mayor to pause in-person instruction, implement critical mitigations, address massive vaccination gap among Black and Latinx children.
With mayor still refusing governor’s offer of COVID tests, CTU educators help Pilsen families register for tests as Lightfoot lock-out grinds through Day 3
Mayor has yet to agree to offers from Gov. Pritzker to provide SHIELD tests to CPS in wake of holiday testing fiasco, as parents, electeds urge mayor to pause in-person instruction, implement critical mitigations, address massive vaccination gap among Black and Latinx...