As the entire country grapples with a shortage of qualified teachers, schools are increasingly asking our members to pick up extra classes for which they haven’t hired the necessary staff. As teachers have stepped up to take extra preps, CPS has been inconsistent in applying our contractual pay. This arbitration ruling will fix that.
CTU staff provided these comprehensive answers to important questions raised by delegates during the February 8, 2023 House of Delegates meeting.
Under the agreement, discipline rescission notices will be issued to impacted employees by August 20, 2021, and all records of the discipline in these cases will be rescinded and removed from the affected employees’ files.
Grievance process prevents principals from using vendor “certifications” to carve out positions and lay off veteran teachers.
CTU/CPS agreement to reopen schools created safety committees to uphold hard-fought and hard-won mitigations and make building conditions safer for staff and students. At LPHS, staff are united to win change through the committee.
In an attempt to intimidate educators out of exercising their rights, CPS management has sent new communications changing policies and denying legitimate requests. Below you will find guidance on responding to some of the most common situations that members are experiencing as the mayor recklessly pushes forward with a plan rejected by the vast majority of educators, parents, and principals.
Our reopening agreement ,itself, does not make our schools safe. It gives us tools to hold CPS accountable and to ensure our buildings are as safe as they can be. But, like our contract, the reopening will be only as strong as our ability to enforce it, building by building. And that’s where your safety committee comes in.
We’ve received numerous reports of members being told by their principals that they cannot work remotely even if they have no in-person students. This is not correct, except under certain circumstances – and members need to demand that their rights to remote work under the Memorandum of Agreement be honored.
The CTU grievance department provides this advice with actions to take to secure your rights. We’re also sharing news of important grievance wins that secure rights for all our members.
The deadline in 2020 is Friday, June 12 for stipends won in our latest contract for language interpreters in IEP meetings.