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Locked out educators to teach from CPS board president’s lawn, joined by rank and file still teaching remotely

Lockout has disrupted education for thousands of Black and Brown students, as educators continue to document safety failures and COVID cases at their schools. 7A TODAY, Wednesday, 1/13: Press conference/teach-out, with locked out teachers, in front of CPS board of...
Fraction of 1% of annual district budget stands between CTU and CPS in agreement

Fraction of 1% of annual district budget stands between CTU and CPS in agreement

Board of Ed President del Valle signs pledge to advocate for needs of school district’s most vulnerable learners, as Chance the Rapper sends shout-out to CTU strikers from SNL. CHICAGO, October 27, 2019—With Saturday’s bargaining session stretching over fourteen hours...
Bargaining Update: Del Valle endorses CTU special ed demands, $38 million separates proposals, Rev. Barber on Sunday

Bargaining Update: Del Valle endorses CTU special ed demands, $38 million separates proposals, Rev. Barber on Sunday

The day started with a Union Park rally and Board of Education President Miguel del Valle pledging support for our special education demands. Our team bargained until about midnight with the Board and announced that our contract demands would cost less than half of one percent of the Board’s budget to settle. Tomorrow, Rev. Dr. William Barber stands with CTU and SEIU 73 and we’ll hold a TeleTown Hall with members Sunday night.

Del Valle backs CTU special ed teachers demands

Del Valle backs CTU special ed teachers demands

Board of Education president returns to his roots as ardent defender of public education in Illinois senate. CHICAGO—Chicago Board of Education President Miguel del Valle today joined at least 50 striking special education teachers and their allies for a press...