Given what we heard at the bargaining table yesterday — more of the same lies, dishonesty and, if you can believe it, more lack of concern for our members and our school communities — we believe united, city-wide action by our members is the only thing that will force her to relent.
The CTU House of Delegates passed a resolution calling for escalating actions for safety. A first major action will take place at schools across the city on Friday, October 15.
The House of Delegates overwhelmingly ratified this resolution at its October 6, 2021 monthly meeting.
Mayor Lightfoot has turned the question of our children’s safety into a grudge match with the Chicago Teachers Union. Her hand-picked school board and appointed CEO rely on mayoral favor for their positions. As the independently elected representatives from all 50 wards, alderpersons must step in. Our school communities are counting on you to stand with us for school safety and serve as a check on this reckless mayor’s power.