On January 11, 2021, the Illinois Senate ratified HB2275, a bill that reinstates the bargaining rights taken from unions representing CPS employees back in 1995. The only remaining step in the repeal of the onerous 1995 language is for Governor J.B. Pritzker to sign the legislation. Send Gov. Pritzker a message urging him to request the legislation from House Speaker Welch so he can sign it.
CPS today escalated their attempt to intimidate CTU members, in hopes that we will stop our campaign for a safe return, stop exercising our rights, and stop telling the truth to parents and the public. CTU members taking a stand against the Mayor’s reckless reopening plan has had an impact, changing the conversation in Springfield, City Council, LSCs and with parents across the city.
This is an action plan specifically for delegates. Our work in this moment is one part about making sure our union stays committed to fighting for our brothers and sisters in danger, and also about keeping pressure on the mayor and CPS over their unethical and unprincipled behavior.
The Rules and Elections Committee has determined these procedures for conducting elections to fill citywide delegate vacancies while in-person meetings are not possible.
CPS and the mayor are refusing to comply with an independent arbitrator’s decision and refusing to bargain over the conditions of when and how we return to school. It’s careless, reckless and lawless. Sign the petition!
In this extraordinary time, the Acero network has made a choice to dramatically cut Special Education jobs. Sign the petition to demand Acero reverse their cruel cuts.
The Rules and Elections Committee has determined these procedures for conducting elections to fill school delegate vacancies while in-person meetings are not possible.
In a moment when the world is declaring that Black Lives Matter, we should not be cutting Black educators. CICS CEO Elizabeth Shaw has said that we all have to be committed to challenging systemic racism. And yet she and her organization are defunding a school that serves primarily Black students.
It’s clear both from the COVID-19 pandemic and from the tragic police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and too many others that too many of our students face hardship as a course of their daily lives. We need 2 minutes of your time to help lessen that hardship.