Teachers, clinicians, PSRPs, librarians and other staff want to return to welcoming and thriving schools, but that can’t happen until we put the health and safety precautions of our educators, our students and the larger community first.
Mayor Lightfoot and CPS remain intent on forcing an additional 10,000 educators and support staff back into unsafe buildings on Monday, Jan. 25.
“Our members are resolved to continue working, teaching their students and doing so safely,” President Sharkey said. “Only the mayor can force a strike, and if it comes to that, that’s her choice. We choose safety.”