As of today, our action is on as voted on by Chicago Teachers Union membership last weekend.
Teachers, clinicians, PSRPs, librarians and other staff want to return to welcoming and thriving schools, but that can’t happen until we put the health and safety precautions of our educators, our students and the larger community first.
The district unilaterally, and with no agreement from our union, made the decision to move the return date for K-8 teachers back to Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. We currently have no agreement with the Board on a safe return to our school buildings.
Chicago Teachers Union members have voted to authorize all rank-and-file educators in Chicago Public Schools to conduct remote work only, starting tomorrow, Jan. 25, 2021.
For months, rank-and-file members have organized and agitated for an enforceable agreement that prioritizes safety, equity and trust. CPS has dragged its feet at the negotiating table, preferring to dictate terms rather than engage educators. That’s why we’re asking for all members to vote yes on taking action with the entire union in every District school!