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Parents to CPS: Improve remote learning until virus under control

Polling memo shows overwhelming concern about reopening, as evidence grows of school transmissions in Illinois and across nation. Click this link to watch today’s CTU/SEIU press conference. CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2020—Chicago voters remain deeply concerned about the...

Charter school headlines for the week of Nov. 2

CTU reached an agreement with Epic Academy that provides for remote learning through the second quarter, ending Feb. 4, 2021. The agreement also allows for “no stakes” observations. Finally, the union was able to negotiate 30 minutes on the clock for union meetings...
CPS must bargain with our union before setting date for return

CPS must bargain with our union before setting date for return

CHICAGO, Nov. 5, 2020—Chicago Teachers Union Deputy General Counsel Thaddeus Goodchild issued the following statement regarding today’s Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board ruling that denied the Union’s request for preliminary injunction in...
CPS must bargain with our union before setting date for return

CPS acquires air filters, yet clerks’ entire families continue to contract COVID-19

Mayor and CPS finally relent to releasing ventilation data, but fail to test HVAC systems properly or allow independent verification as parents and educators call for more transparency and involvement in safety discussions. CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2020—Despite announcing an...
Unions’ joint statement demands that every vote count, as leaders outline steps to protect integrity of election

Unions’ joint statement demands that every vote count, as leaders outline steps to protect integrity of election

Unions commit to take whatever non-violent action is required—up to and including a general strike—to ensure a free and fair election in which all votes are counted, and that ensures peaceful transition of power. 5:00 p.m., Wed., Nov. 4: Labor rally to defend...