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Rank and file rebellion at Latino Youth keeps educators working remotely

Rank and file rebellion at Latino Youth keeps educators working remotely

As CPS continues its push to force members back into unsafe buildings in January, the successful rebellion at Latino Youth offers an important lesson: solidarity is power.

Elected school board NOW

Elected school board NOW

Chicago’s Grassroots Education Movement alliance and CTU are mounting a campaign to pass HB 2267 — for an elected, representative school board — when lawmakers return to the Capitol after for a “lame duck” session, the closing days of the current general assembly before new legislators are seated. But the success of that campaign will depend on members contacting their state senators and insisting the bill get consideration first thing in the new year.

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.

Send a letter to my elected officials: Stop the reckless re-opening plan!

The Illinois Educational Labor Relation Board (IELRB) issued a preliminary ruling not to impose an injunction, yet, against CPS’s plan to force Pre-K and Special Education cluster students and educators on Thursday, December 17. This development requires a new call to action. While there will still be an IELRB hearing on the full case, we must urge elected officials to raise their voices for the safety of our school communities.

Tell the IL Senate to pass HB 2267 for an Elected Representative School Board in Chicago

Chicago is an outlier in Illinois as a major district whose school board is not directly elected by the people whose welfare it is meant to serve. HB 2267, which has passed the House and currently awaits recognition and vote in the Senate, would fix that situation and finally bring an important measure of democracy to Chicago Public Schools.

SAT and PSAT are dangerous in this pandemic and of little use to students.

CPS is planning to give the SAT and PSAT exams in person this fall, starting with the September 23 administration. Once again they have missed the mark. Our predominantly Black and Latinx students and their families are facing many economic, social, health, and emotional challenges in this moment. Yet, CPS is still requiring Seniors to take the SAT before they graduate.

CTU and SEIU 73 need your creative art-design support

CTU and SEIU 73 need your creative art-design support

CTU and SEIU 73 are holding a community Art Build for public education in early October: Friday, October 4, 5:00pm-10:00pm; Saturday, October 5, 10:00am-10:00pm; and Sunday, October 6, 10:00am-7:00pm at CTU Center. The Art Build is modeled after recent public education/Red for Ed art builds in Los Angeles (UTLA) and Oakland (OEA).

CTU, allies to rally for public education equity, fair contract

CTU, allies to rally for public education equity, fair contract

5PM TODAY, Wed., May 22: ‘Keep the Promise’ Rally for a Fair Contract Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., Chicago ‘Keep the Promise’ rally calls on City Hall to prioritize education equity platform that anchored mayoral, aldermanic races....
7A/1P TODAY: Friday actions to push management on financial shell games and demand fair contracts at three striking charter schools

7A/1P TODAY: Friday actions to push management on financial shell games and demand fair contracts at three striking charter schools

7AM TODAY, May 3: Press conference/picket lines IHSCA, 2520 S. Western Ave., Chicago. (Picket lines at all three striking schools: IHSCA, IJLA, LYHS) 1PM TODAY, May 3: Rally and March IHSCA, 2520 S. Western Ave. Strikers will march to Instituto CEO’s office at...