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Waiting to Exhale

Waiting to Exhale

An independent arbitrator found that school buildings are unsafe and ordered that clerks and other staff should be allowed to work remotely at least four days a week. But the mayor decided she’s above the law and refused to abide by that ruling.

Arbitrator again rules for remote work for clerks and tech cos as COVID-19 ravages our communities

Arbitrator again rules for remote work for clerks and tech cos as COVID-19 ravages our communities

In a 38-page final order, the independent arbitrator ruled that CPS clerks and other staff cannot be forced to work in unsafe buildings. We will be holding an emergency meeting with school clerks, technology coordinators and other rank-and-file members impacted by the arbitration opinion very soon.

Parents to CPS: Improve remote learning until virus under control

Polling memo shows overwhelming concern about reopening, as evidence grows of school transmissions in Illinois and across nation. Click this link to watch today’s CTU/SEIU press conference. CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2020—Chicago voters remain deeply concerned about the...
CTU unveils school COVID-19 tracker as citywide positivity nears 8 percent

CTU unveils school COVID-19 tracker as citywide positivity nears 8 percent

With COVID-19 surging and CPS refusing to answer parents’ questions, Union launches tracker to help identify schools with positive cases. CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2020—The Chicago Teachers Union today is launching its citywide, school COVID-19 tracker to aid members in...
Mayor Lightfoot and CPS: No compliance, no plan and no shame

Mayor Lightfoot and CPS: No compliance, no plan and no shame

CPS and the mayor have provided no detailed plan on how they intend to resume in-person instruction for the second quarter. CPS also has refused to commit to bargaining with our union over its decision on when and how to resume in-person instruction.

New CTU campaign calls for investments in remote learning, building safety

New CTU campaign calls for investments in remote learning, building safety

As parents, students and educators await Chicago Public Schools’ plans for the second quarter of the school year, the Chicago Teachers Union today launched the first in a series of digital advertisements focusing on the needs of the city’s school communities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CPS indifference to real equity undercuts student enrollment, presents challenges for November return

CPS indifference to real equity undercuts student enrollment, presents challenges for November return

Pre-K drop driven by a number of factors, including a confusing registration process, district refusal to collaborate with educators and parents and mayor’s failure to provide devices for Pre-K students. CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2020—Chicago Teachers Union Vice...