Namaste is the latest charter school to experience a COVID-19 outbreak. After months of negotiations, and a request for a mediator, we are seeing progress in CICS-Civitas talks. Instituto Health and Science Career Academy is hiring a psychologist to comply with the CTU contract. Three laid off special education apprentices have been recalled at Acero, after members organized against the layoffs.
CTU leaders from Acero are fighting layoffs. The CTU New Organizing Committee and the Union’s Charter Division are both taking big steps. Meanwhile, Epic Academy and Namaste Charter School have each made important new agreements with the Union.
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.
CTU President Jesse Sharkey with a bargaining update for our rank-and-file members, and an overview of Union goals, campaigns and priorities as we move toward spring.
Strike is suspended, and teachers and paraprofessionals will return to class Monday. 1 PM TODAY, Sunday, Dec. 9: Press conference and rally with Acero strikers, parents, allies. CTU HQ, 1901 W. Carroll, Chicago