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CTU to distribute PPE to clerks, school workers as union ramps up safety demands in buildings

Frontline workers cite ongoing safety concerns in school buildings as Mayor moves to reopen city while double digit COVID rates persist in hard-hit South and West Side neighborhoods. 6:00 a.m., Wed., Sept. 30: Press availability, PPE distribution Collins High School,...
Breonna Taylor and the fight for racial justice

Breonna Taylor and the fight for racial justice

It’s past time for politicians who promise real change, real equity and real hope to make good on those promises CHICAGO, September 23, 2020—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement today in response to news that the Kentucky...
School clerks’ unfair labor practice charge will go to trial

School clerks’ unfair labor practice charge will go to trial

A message to rank and file members from CTU Deputy General Counsel Thaddeus Goodchild: We’re planning for next steps on the unfair labor practice and grievance we’ve filed against CPS for forcing clerks and other workers into buildings without bargaining...

On first day of school, CTU teachers eager to return to educating students despite concerns about CPS plan

Teachers will pull back curtain on what remote classrooms look like, as Mayor’s school board continues to refuse to bargain on strategies to improve remote learning for students. 7:00 a.m. Press Conference: CTU teachers, officers Via Zoom: Reporters,...
Lightfoot rips off CPS of $100 million, robs students and thwarts contract settlement

Lightfoot rips off CPS of $100 million, robs students and thwarts contract settlement

Mayor brags about providing CPS with $100M TIF surplus that she promptly grabs back for pension payments City should be paying, cops in schools for which City previously paid. CHICAGO—The TIF slush funds that the mayor giveth, the mayor also taketh away. Chicago Mayor...
CPS refusal to allocate $38M—one half of one percent of budget—is stalling tentative agreement

CPS refusal to allocate $38M—one half of one percent of budget—is stalling tentative agreement

CHICAGO—CTU President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement today in response to claims from the mayor and CPS about what separates the parties at the bargaining table. “Thirty eight million dollars—one half of one percent of CPS’ annual budget—is...