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Bargaining update for September 25

This fall, CPS forced our members back to work without bargaining critical provisions to remote learning. Despite our expertise, they did not listen to us or offer any real compromises. Teachers were directed back to long days in front of a computer, with no...

A comprehensive look at our veteran pay agreement with CPS

Chicago Public Schools dragged its feet on implementing the $25 million in additional pay for the most experienced teachers. Payments first came this summer and members had many questions about the implementation and what it meant for their own paychecks. We’ve answered as many as possible in this post.

Bargaining Update: Clinicians bargaining

Bargaining Update: Clinicians bargaining

We bargained again today with CPS on issues specifically related to clinicians, particularly OT and PT workers, who CPS is seeking to force back into buildings to provide services to students—even though CPS has yet to fully develop a safety plan or consider remote options. Predictably, we have many concerns which we’ve raised with the Board as we continue to push them to move to remote therapy services.

Bargaining Update on Remote Learning

Bargaining Update on Remote Learning

CTU continues to bargain with CPS over the conditions of remote learning as the school year begins. Watch the video for details of the bargaining. In addition, we’re hearing that members are being asked to report in-person to schools or outdoors for school orientations and open houses before the school year starts. CPS says they are not telling principals that staff can be required to report in-person to school or to outdoor orientations and open houses before school starts.

What we’ve accomplished and what comes next

What we’ve accomplished and what comes next

It’s important to note that most of the wins in our new tentative agreement — especially the substantial raise for PSRPs, the enforceable class size limits, and more than 750 new staffing positions — were not on the bargaining table on the day that we decided to go on strike.