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Health care wins and personal business rulings from CTU-CPS arbitration

Health care wins and personal business rulings from CTU-CPS arbitration

Despite challenges around personal business days and the difficulty the Union has in combating CPS resistance to these cases, we continue to see arbitration victories for our members. Also, our new contract has yielded some significant improvements in certain aspects of our health insurance coverage.

Spring arbitration summary

Spring arbitration summary

The Union has recently won arbitration victories in five separate cases related to unsatisfactory REACH ratings, layoff rights, the timely filing of grievances and religious holidays. Arbitration cases are complex, time-consuming and costly to fight. CPS knows this, of course, and its tactic is often to force grievances into the lengthy arbitration process, which delays justice, depletes union resources and wears down opposition to its mistreatment of members.

More Than $40,000 in Back Pay

More Than $40,000 in Back Pay

Gloria Austin devoted more than 20 years of her life to Chicago Public Schools as a citywide Head Start Resource Assistant, rarely taking a day off and only being tardy two days out of a decades-long career. On August 7, 2017, she was given notice that her position...

CTU contract enforcement news and notes

Arbitration is the final step in our contract that can be used to resolve a grievance or dispute, and defined as the private, judicial determination of a dispute by an independent third party. When the Board of Ed moves to dismiss a tenured teacher for cause, the...

A contract companion

Every day, questions come up for which you need a quick answer. But as teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians, we barely have time to go to the restroom, much less make a phone call or check a website! This handy-dandy pamphlet should answer your most common...