Providing financial support as we fight for what our schools deserve

One consequence of Mayor Lightfoot’s four-day lockout is that today’s paycheck is not a full one, due to the fight for safety in our schools during a lethal surge in the COVID-19 pandemic. But we continue to push Chicago Public Schools to reinstate those four days of work and wages, just as we continue to meet with CPS daily and hammer out enforcement issues in the new district Safety Agreement.

Interest-free lockout loans

The mayor’s lockout of CTU educators imposed additional economic hardship on members already wrestling with a wide range of hardships caused by the pandemic. To help cushion the blow, the AFT and the CTU are extending interest-free loans to any members who lost...
PSRPs eligible for summer unemployment compensation

PSRPs eligible for summer unemployment compensation

Governor Pritzker signed a bill into law that extends last summer’s emergency COVID state unemployment insurance statute through September 4, 2021 — making most of our PSRPs eligible for unemployment benefits over this summer.

Support for CTU members locked out fighting for safety

Questions and Answers on Our Collective Action for Safety, Equity and Trust

CTU members have voted to act for safety by all working remotely rather than complying with CPS orders for K-8 educators to work in unsafe buildings. We will also all respond to CTU retaliation (if there is any) with a strike. Many members still have questions. The answers below are meant to address concerns and confusion members have raised with us, so far.

What is Going on with our Healthcare?

CTU forums on member healthcare organized to address upcoming changes Our healthcare costs are scheduled to increase due to the five-year contract negotiated by the previous Union administration, which ends a rate freeze and substantially increases our health care...

Lawsuit Update

CTU is preparing to negotiate with the Board of Education over procedures to bring back our illegally fired members as ordered in the recent federal court decision. We are continuing to fight for all members impacted by the cuts. CTU is designing a recall policy that...

The Quest Center Needs to Hear from You

New survey available to assess professional development needs of teachers and PSRPs September 17, 2010                             The Quest...