By Stacy Davis Gates, CTU Vice President | March 3, 2022 | News
File under: Collective Bargaining, CPS: Chicago Public Schools, Devore, Lawsuit
The right wing has behaved recklesslessly all throughout the pandemic, attempting to make vaccinations and mitigations enemies of the state, and ridiculing and making scoundrels out of individuals who needed them to survive.
By CTU Communications | December 31, 2021 | News
File under: Black educators, Lawsuit, Turnarounds, Year in review
While money will never undo the harm these educators, and their students and school communities experienced, this settlement is an important first step toward closure and accountability.
By Jesse Sharkey, CTU President | December 15, 2021 | News This afternoon, the Chicago Board of Education voted to approve a proposed settlement of $9.25 million to settle two race discrimination cases that are pending in federal court. These cases, which date back a decade, were our union’s response to the “turnaround” model...
File under: Black educators, Chicago Board of Education, CPS: Chicago Public Schools, Lawsuit, Turnarounds
By Jesse Sharkey, CTU President | May 12, 2021 | News
File under: AUSL, CPS: Chicago Public Schools, Lawsuit, Turnarounds
Unity and commitment to creating a truly sustainable community school district is what moves our struggle forward.
By CTU Communications | March 22, 2021 | News, Press Release Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who once served as defense attorney in a racial discrimination suit against investment firm Merrill Lynch, is now presented with the opportunity to address racism in the school district that she leads. CHICAGO, March 22, 2021—A federal judge last...
File under: civil rights, Discrimination, Lawsuit, Racism, Segregation, Turnarounds
By CTU Communications | December 16, 2019 | News, Press Release
File under: CPS: Chicago Public Schools, Discrimination, Lawsuit, Layoffs, Turnarounds
Black educators will hold a press conference today to discuss the Union’s pending federal class-action lawsuits against Chicago Public Schools that challenge the district’s 2011 layoffs and school turnaround actions from 2006 to present.