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Three types of accommodations

Under the recently ratified Framework for Resumption of In-Person Instruction, three types of accommodations are offered to members who qualify and an unpaid, job-protected leave is offered to any member concerned about returning to in-person instruction under the conditions of the agreement. See details here.

How to respond to Telework denials, health screener affidavits, and more: a FAQ for CTU members

In an attempt to intimidate educators out of exercising their rights, CPS management has sent new communications changing policies and denying legitimate requests. Below you will find guidance on responding to some of the most common situations that members are experiencing as the mayor recklessly pushes forward with a plan rejected by the vast majority of educators, parents, and principals.

Stand together: Tell the mayor and CPS we will return to our schools only when we have safety.

Stand together: Tell the mayor and CPS we will return to our schools only when we have safety.

CTU members must all sign onto this letter demanding safety. Whether you are threatened with unsafe in-person work January 4 or not, standing together is one important step in winning our right to a safe workplace. Sign right away and share ctulocal1.org/safety with colleagues to have them sign.

COVID Leaves of Absence Update

COVID Leaves of Absence Update

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.

Bargaining update for September 25

Bargaining update for September 25

This fall, CPS forced our members back to work without bargaining critical provisions to remote learning. Despite our expertise, they did not listen to us or offer any real compromises. Teachers were directed back to long days in front of a computer, with no...

Update on battles with charter school operators

Just as CPS has dragged its heels in bargaining while at the same time issuing backwards, ill-conceived and unworkable ‘guidance’ for remote learning in District schools, charter operators are also making dangerous or unworkable demands of workers and...

A comprehensive look at our veteran pay agreement with CPS

Chicago Public Schools dragged its feet on implementing the $25 million in additional pay for the most experienced teachers. Payments first came this summer and members had many questions about the implementation and what it meant for their own paychecks. We’ve answered as many as possible in this post.