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CTU argues in landmark civil rights case that CPS practiced systemic racism in layoffs

Union argues that 2011 layoffs targeted Black educators in segregated schools even as district policies continue to decimate ranks of Black teachers and support staff. CHICAGO, September 16, 2020—For almost ten years, the CTU has been battling CPS in federal court on...
Trial tackles CTU effort to bar CPS from forcing school clerks back into buildings under unsafe conditions

Trial tackles CTU effort to bar CPS from forcing school clerks back into buildings under unsafe conditions

CPS admits COVID cases among CPS workers have tripled since May, with hundreds of school workers contracting COVID-19—and at least eight now dead—despite working in lightly populated buildings with very limited staff.   CHICAGO, September 16, 2020—The Chicago Teachers...
Clerks need COVID safety protocols before returning to buildings

Clerks need COVID safety protocols before returning to buildings

CPS officials admit they have no full safety plan in place, nor is CPS ready to train workers on proper safety protocols, despite their demand that school clerks return to in-person work in school buildings today. After months of pressure from the Chicago Teachers...
New Poll Shows Black and Brown Families Overwhelming Support CTU’s Demand for High-Quality Remote Learning

New Poll Shows Black and Brown Families Overwhelming Support CTU’s Demand for High-Quality Remote Learning

Teachers seen as supporting safety needs of students, families, as virus ravages Chicago’s Black and Latinx neighborhoods. CHICAGO, August 13, 2020—On Thursday, the Chicago Teacher Union released findings from an eye-popping Lake Research poll that found that Black...
CTU on CPS reopening framework: We should open with remote learning in the fall

CTU on CPS reopening framework: We should open with remote learning in the fall

Mayor’s ‘budget-neutral’ plan for desperately under-resourced school communities fails to provide adequate safety protections as deadly pandemic spreads. CHICAGO, July 17—The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement today in response to...