By Chicago Teachers Union | March 11, 2022 | News
File under: masking, masks
The decision by the mayor’s team at CPS to go mask optional starting Monday, March 14, is just one more example of their blatant disregard of our right to collectively bargain, not to mention the humanity of educators who make the schools function each and every day.
By CTU Communications | March 7, 2022 | News, News Advisory, Press Release
File under: Agreement, Collective Bargaining, COVID-19, CPS: Chicago Public Schools, masking, masks
The mayor has prioritized the wishes of Tom Devore — an opportunistic, right-wing extremist hundreds of miles away from Chicago — over the wishes of the people of our city.
By Jesse Sharkey, President | March 4, 2022 | News
File under: COVID, masking
We reached an agreement with Chicago Public Schools in January that guaranteed masking in schools — along with other critical COVID-19 mitigations for safety — through the end of the 2021-2022 school year. Should CPS move toward making masks optional without bargaining to do so safely, we know that this refusal to honor our agreement will have consequences.
By Jesse Sharkey, CTU President | February 18, 2022 | News
File under: masking, masks, Safety
Our January 2022 safety agreement with the district is legally binding and unaffected by the court’s decision.
By Chris Geovanis | February 7, 2022 | News
File under: COVID-19, masking
This letter is to be used by school community safety committees to help parents understand protections we continue to preserve despite the Sangamon County temporary restraining order on mask-wearing.
By CTU Communications | February 4, 2022 | News, Press Release The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement Friday evening after a Sangamon County judge put a temporary restraining order on masking requirements in schools and other public places: You may have read late Friday that a downstate Illinois judge ruled to...
File under: COVID-19, masking, masks
By CTU Communications | August 4, 2021 | News, Press Release
File under: Bargaining, J.B. Pritzker, masking, masks, Pritzker
If both the science and the directives state that layered mitigation will keep school communities more safe, then this is what districts — including our own — must do to keep children 12 and under, and their families, safe.
By CTU Communications | July 23, 2021 | News, Press Release
File under: Bargaining, COVID, COVID-19, masking, masks
Mayor Lightfoot’s CPS team needs to go beyond the bare minimum of engagement and provide additional safety through more school-based vaccinations and increased nurse, counselor, case manager and social worker staffing.