Last week the CTU Executive Board approved the procedure to fill delegate vacancies during the pandemic.read more
We’re excited to welcome teachers, artists and community creators to join the Chicago Teachers Union and Fox32/My50 in launching innovative programming that provides broadcast video lessons to students across the city during the COVID-19 crisis.
Mayor is either misinformed or dishonest about ‘consulting’ Union on dangerous, irresponsible mandates
CPS has tried to force school clerks back into buildings without guarantees of PPE or clean facilities, while mayor's school bosses have imposed dangerous, irresponsible mandates on CTU rank-and-file. CHICAGO, May 8, 2020—CTU President Jesse Sharkey issued the...
In a normal school year, students and staff at Alex Haley Academy spend the month of April celebrating student artwork and preparing to enter the All City Visual Arts Exhibition. But this school year is far from normal.
“We Still Teach” initiative will connect Union’s dynamic teaching force with students sheltering in place, particularly those who continue to lack broadband access and/or electronic devices to work remotely.
COVID-19 has exposed the massive inequities, homelessness, lack of affordable housing, unemployment, food insecurity, and inadequate healthcare Chicago students and their families face every day.
Locke Elementary School teacher Michol Whitney has a message for her colleagues.
Before schools shut down, Beaubien Elementary’s Sue Sebesta gave her 25 third graders some words of wisdom: wash your hands, relax, breathe, dance, jump up and down, and learn something new from a family member…
Chicago Public Schools has issued unworkable and harmful guidance on special education during remote learning.
We have reached agreements with the Chicago Board of Education regarding veteran (longevity) pay and strike pay for 52-week employees.
As the Coronavirus ravaged Chicago neighborhoods, CTU sprang into action with an expansive mutual aid campaign collecting, diapers, food and funds for CPS families.
In talks with the district, we stressed that many of our students still lack online access, and that any policy for students without Internet access must not discriminate against them.
We remain committed to working with the mayor and her appointed Board of Education collaboratively, and we’ll continue to bargain with management to ensure that its promises become real in our schools and in our communities.
In a global pandemic, we should seek the maximum grace and support for our students, whose lives and circumstances vary widely.
EPIC management's dangerous demand for in-person elections at school whose community is ravaged by COVID-19 cases mirrors other charter operators’ misdeeds. CHICAGO, April 22, 2020—Workers at EPIC charter school have been organizing to unionize for months. An...
Like most PSRPs, Esperanza Baeza strives to be the glue that holds her school community together.