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Latest on COVID-19 in CPS

Voices of the Rank-and-File: To families from teachers in “our new classrooms”
“Am I doing this right? Am I doing enough? Am I screwing this up? Should I be doing more with
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It's time to face - and end - inequity.
$205M in fed support to CPS must address gaping holes in equity
Digital divide thwarts remote learning for thousands of students while needs for health care, trauma supports go unaddressed. CHICAGO, April
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Caring, united, democratic: CTU is more than 25,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians acting as one. Learn about fellow members. Ensure that union staff can keep you in the loop. Participate in our democracy.

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In every school and workplace, unity in action protects our members and the students we serve. Learn how to stand up for your rights, unite with fellow CTU members, and get help from CTU staff when you need it.

My Movement

Along with parents, students and community we advocate for the schools – and the city – that our students deserve. Learning, working and living conditions are not separate. Together, our Union wages a comprehensive fight.

My Union

Caring, united, democratic: CTU is more than 25,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians acting as one. Learn about fellow members. Ensure that union staff can keep you in the loop. Participate in our democracy.

My Rights

In every school and workplace, unity in action protects our members and the students we serve. Learn how to stand up for your rights, unite with fellow CTU members, and get help from CTU staff when you need it.

My Movement

Along with parents, students and community we advocate for the schools – and the city – that our students deserve. Learning, working and living conditions are not separate. Together, our Union wages a comprehensive fight.

Our PSRPs face unique COVID-19 challenges

PSRPs are the bedrock of our school communities during normal times. But during the COVID-19 crisis, their dedication and support for our families is more important than ever. 

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Black community leaders call for comprehensive pandemic recovery package

Press conference:  9:30 a.m. TODAY, Thurs., April 9, via Zoom Contact: Brencia Berry, 210-833-4030, brencia.b@gmail.com CHICAGO—With Black Chicagoans six times more likely to die from Covid-19 than white Chicagoans, Black community leaders will hold a virtual press conference at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday via Zoom to push for comprehensive solutions from Mayor Lightfoot and Governor Pritzker. […]

South Side residents need assurances of access to emergency services

Provident Hospital frontline workers and patients deserve solidarity, assurances that care for working class South Side Black families will improve rather than be diminished. CHICAGO, April 6, 2020—Registered nurses at Provident Hospital are holding a media availability during their shift change to describe how the closure of Provident Hospital’s emergency department could impact the health […]

New rules to healthcare leaves and updates on pay, telehealth and more

Teachers have been using this week to work with their principal on a remote learning strategy and will be paid through PHE. Members will also be paid their earned vacation pay for Spring Break, April 6-10. Upon returning from vacation, members will begin teleworking.

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The Schools Chicago’s Students Deserve 2.0

This 2018 update to CTU’s 2012 report, The Schools Chicago’s Students Deserve provides a counter-narrative to the corporate agenda on education. SCSD 2.0 highlights the many racist inequities that have continued, or in some cases worsened, since 2012. CTU has a track record of fighting for reforms to change these realities, which is why Chicagoans continue to trust the CTU more than the Board of Education, more than Mayor Emanuel and more than any “reformer” backed by billionaires and corporate foundations.