Mayor Lori Lightfoot won’t lay out public health criteria for proposed return in January as daily COVID-19 infection average tops 2,300 — nearly six times higher than the district’s remote learning cut-off of 400 per day in July.
“Save Our Clerks” campaign to assist workers with basic needs is yet another example of educators and labor coming together to fill in gaps where others have fallen short.
Mayor Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools continue to force clerks, clerk assistants and technology coordinators to choose between their lives and their livelihoods.
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.
As parents, students and educators await Chicago Public Schools’ plans for the second quarter of the school year, the Chicago Teachers Union today launched the first in a series of digital advertisements focusing on the needs of the city’s school communities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The district is straight up lying to our people in hopes of intimidating them out of exercising their rights. This is the same divide and conquer tactic it tried when forcing members back into buildings in late August.
“Challenging an arbitrator’s binding ruling does not get us where we need to be,” said CTU VP Stacy Davis Gates. “We have a long way to go and the clock is ticking.”