This evening, the House of Delegates voted overwhelmingly to end our remote-only work action, approve the tentative framework that our rank-and-file HS steering committee unanimously approved last night, and conduct an all-member vote on this TA as soon as is practical.
Our high school Wave 3 members took actions across the city over the last two days, and that was a tremendous boost to the work at the bargaining table. Now, we return to our classrooms and prepare to vote the TA up or down in an election we hope to stage this weekend. Watch your email for information about your electronic ballot to vote.
See below for links to the proposed addendum to our MOA, the bargaining chart we’ve been updating regularly that tracks where we — and CPS — started and where we landed, our original MOA for reference, and below that the text of the resolution the House passed tonight. We’re also including the HOD slide show, a fast tool to learn where we started and where we landed in each of our four key issues: accommodations for medically vulnerable families or those with acute child care issues; modified — and safer — high school schedules; remote work that minimize the possibility of virus transmission; and vaccination programs for high school students and their family members.
Talk to your delegates, schedule school meetings if you can, and share news with your parents that we’ve won the first agreement in the nation that provides vaccinations to students and their families. It’s not all we deserve, by a longshot, but it’s better than what the Board wanted, which was to take away what we’d already won:
- New, possible HS MOA Addendum: ctulocal1.org/hs
- Bargaining Progress Chart: ctulocal1.org/chart
- Original MOA: (for references in addendum) ctulocal1.org/moa
- HOD slide show summary of gains in four key demand areas
The Resolution the HOD passed tonight:
members have campaigned, conducted work actions, and withstood significant risk
which have improved the terms of school reopening during the pandemic, and
Whereas, The CTU’s Bargaining Team has
reached a tentative Framework for the resumption of in-person high school, and
Whereas, The CTU High School Steering
Committee unanimously recommended accepting the terms of this tentative
framework, therefore, be it
Resolved, that the HOD approves ending
the Remote-Only Work action and Recommends agreement, and
Resolved, that the CTU will conduct an
all member ratification vote as soon as practicable.
Our fight is anchored in the struggle to create the schools our students deserve. Our students are at the heart of that fight. They need us now more than ever. So we carry on in the effort to win them the real safety, equity and trust they and their families all deserve.