PSRP Judy Mahoney is exactly the kind of employee CPS should value. She served as the school clerk at Whittier Elementary in Pilsen for 23 years until a drunk driver changed the course of her life one night. Now, four years later, CPS has slashed Judy’s position at the school and, had our Union not fought back, she would have been out of job at the end of June.
In this episode of CTU Speaks!, Andrea and Jim talk with Kelsey Cavanaugh, an American Sign Language interpreter for CPS, and Christa Valencia, a middle-school teacher of the deaf. They discuss the many hurdles that deaf students confront at CPS — from getting placed in a school in the first place to the inequities they experience once they get there. They also talk about some potential solutions to these problems going forward.
This chart summarizes the accommodations and leaves of absence available to CTU members under the Memorandum of Agreement on the Resumption of In-Person Instruction and the High School Addendum to it.
Last week, we advised members that you should not respond to the CPS vaccination survey if you believe your response to it will result in and CPS revoking your telework accommodation prior to the beginning of the fourth quarter, in violation of your rights under the “MOA.” We no longer advise this!
The following information supersedes any previous guidance about leaves of absence during the pandemic. Find out about special pandemic provisions for ADA accommodations, short-term disabilities, CDC regulations, emergency paid leave, FMLA and discretionary leave.