Ballots have now gone out to every working email address in our database belonging to an active member at a district school.
Members have posed a number of questions repeatedly in meetings about the new reopening agreement. This FAQ is an effort to answer some of the most common questions and points of confusion. Check back often; we are adding content all the time!
She bowed to no one, and gave strength to tens of thousands of Chicago Teachers Union educators who followed her lead, and who live by her principles to this day.
Late last night we received a tentative framework from Chicago Public Schools for the resumption of in-person learning.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has walked away from the bargaining table again after instructing her CPS leadership team to submit a “last, best and final offer” to the Union at 11:15 p.m. on Thursday night. CPS could do so much better, but refuses. Stay strong. Stay united. Raise your fighting voices even louder. Watch for updates .
Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García wrote to President Biden and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona about the need for resources and cooperation in reopening schools, echoing the concerns that the Chicago Teachers Union has raised about Mayor Ligghtfoot’s reopening plan. On the same day, 23 state legislators from the Chicago area wrote to the mayor, the Board of Education and CPS leadership urging cooperation, caution and resources in reopening schools.