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Chicago area labor unions to issue statement, discuss steps to protect integrity of election

Unions commit to take whatever non-violent action is required to ensure a free and fair election in which all votes are counted, and that ensures peaceful transition of power. 11:00 a.m., TODAY, Mon., Nov. 2: Labor press conference, Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph....
CTU unveils school COVID-19 tracker as citywide positivity nears 8 percent

CTU unveils school COVID-19 tracker as citywide positivity nears 8 percent

With COVID-19 surging and CPS refusing to answer parents’ questions, Union launches tracker to help identify schools with positive cases. CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2020—The Chicago Teachers Union today is launching its citywide, school COVID-19 tracker to aid members in...
CPS indifference to real equity undercuts student enrollment, presents challenges for November return

CPS indifference to real equity undercuts student enrollment, presents challenges for November return

Pre-K drop driven by a number of factors, including a confusing registration process, district refusal to collaborate with educators and parents and mayor’s failure to provide devices for Pre-K students. CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2020—Chicago Teachers Union Vice...
AFT president: We need Fair Tax, safe learning during COVID, new leadership in DC

AFT president: We need Fair Tax, safe learning during COVID, new leadership in DC

CTU support for Fair Tax part of broad effort to bring equitable funding, policies to public education sphere as pandemic rages locally—and Mayor’s hand-picked board of ed refuses to follow binding arbitration decision on remote working during COVID spike. 10:00...
To grow educators of color, CPS must eradicate the policies that threaten them

To grow educators of color, CPS must eradicate the policies that threaten them

Increasing diversity is just one step. CPS needs to care for, respect and nurture the Black and Brown teachers we already have. CHICAGO, Oct. 13, 2020—Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Stacy Davis Gates issued the following statement today regarding Chicago Public...
Mayor’s plan to resume November in-school learning is dangerous

Mayor, CPS try to strongarm clerks into false choice between safety and livelihood

Lightfoot’s handpicked district leaders ignore arbitrator’s legally binding ruling and threaten jobs of workers who exercise right to work safely by working remotely. CHICAGO, Oct. 7, 2020—CPS has threatened to discipline workers who exercise their right...