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Mayor Lightfoot and CPS: No compliance, no plan and no shame

Mayor Lightfoot and CPS: No compliance, no plan and no shame

CPS and the mayor have provided no detailed plan on how they intend to resume in-person instruction for the second quarter. CPS also has refused to commit to bargaining with our union over its decision on when and how to resume in-person instruction.

Mayor is either misinformed or dishonest about ‘consulting’ Union on dangerous, irresponsible mandates

Mayor is either misinformed or dishonest about ‘consulting’ Union on dangerous, irresponsible mandates

CPS has tried to force school clerks back into buildings without guarantees of PPE or clean facilities, while mayor’s school bosses have imposed dangerous, irresponsible mandates on CTU rank-and-file. CHICAGO, May 8, 2020—CTU President Jesse Sharkey issued the...
Charter operator defies safety, demands in-person election during pandemic

Charter operator defies safety, demands in-person election during pandemic

EPIC management’s dangerous demand for in-person elections at school whose community is ravaged by COVID-19 cases mirrors other charter operators’ misdeeds. CHICAGO, April 22, 2020—Workers at EPIC charter school have been organizing to unionize for months. An...