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Update: Contact Tracer Training paid Fri. 4/8. Info on Masks, Phone Banking, etc.

Update: Contact Tracer Training paid Fri. 4/8. Info on Masks, Phone Banking, etc.

Thanks to the new rules members have won in their long struggle for safety, some 315 schools now have at least one person assigned to their contact tracing team and, of those, more than 230 have more than one contact tracer. This work is sorely needed because more than two-thirds of those schools have vaccinations rates under 50 percent.

CPS unilaterally lifting its mask mandate would violate our safety agreement

CPS unilaterally lifting its mask mandate would violate our safety agreement

We reached an agreement with Chicago Public Schools in January that guaranteed masking in schools — along with other critical COVID-19 mitigations for safety — through the end of the 2021-2022 school year. Should CPS move toward making masks optional without bargaining to do so safely, we know that this refusal to honor our agreement will have consequences.

Latest proposal to Mayor Lightfoot addresses issues around testing, contact tracing and health metric, to return students to learning

Latest proposal to Mayor Lightfoot addresses issues around testing, contact tracing and health metric, to return students to learning

The proposal, approved for submission to Chicago Public Schools by the Union’s executive board and House of Delegates, would address all outstanding issues and protect educators, students and staff in the midst of a deadly surge in the COVID-19 pandemic.