• About
  • Press
  • Topics
  • Contact

CTU educators struggle to protect medically vulnerable family members as CPS continues to reject remote work accommodations

At bargaining, CPS suggests cancer could more compelling than hypertension in any requests — then denies accommodation to member caring for elderly parent being treated for cancer.   7:00 a.m. TODAY, Fri., Jan. 28: press conference — CTU rank and file members denied...

Locked out educators to teach from CPS board president’s lawn, joined by rank and file still teaching remotely

Lockout has disrupted education for thousands of Black and Brown students, as educators continue to document safety failures and COVID cases at their schools. 7A TODAY, Wednesday, 1/13: Press conference/teach-out, with locked out teachers, in front of CPS board of...

Parents, neighborhood residents, educators mobilize against Mayor’s dangerous reopening plan

Over 50 Chicago neighborhoods at double digit positivity as educators report serious safety failures at schools and Black and Brown parents continue to reject in-person learning. 6:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 11: Davis Elementary press conference with teachers, parents in...

6:30A Monday: Educators join parents in rejecting in-person learning until buildings are safe, pandemic is under control

Black and Brown parents join CTU members in rejecting in-person learning, as CPS continues to reject accommodations for workers — including CTU member with brain tumor — and schools remain largest single source of COVID exposure in state. 6:30 a.m. Mon., Jan. 4 —...

CTU to go to trial on CPS’ refusal to bargain over reopening, as union pushes for trial date next week

CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2020—Today the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (IELRB), on a split 2-1 vote, denied the Union’s request to seek a preliminary injunction against CPS’ unilaterally developed plan to resume in-person learning on Jan. 4. The two-member...

5P Thurs.: Candlelight vigil will honor CTU members, school community members taken by COVID

Schools are largest source of COVID exposure in state, with numbers in suburban Cook close to 20% of cases, even as Lightfoot and CPS insist on reopening schools in less than three weeks. 5:00 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 17 — Candlelight vigil: Cather Elementary School, 2908 W....

Indoor air quality experts challenge CPS refusal to test ventilation systems for ability to prevent virus, amid calls for enforceable safety standards

As CPS pressures parents to return their children to schools in less than a month, students and parents join experts, educators in call for safety, equity and trust in reopening plans. 7:00 a.m. Wed., 12/16: Press Conference — Via Zoom. Reporters, please contact...