As of today, our action is on as voted on by Chicago Teachers Union membership last weekend.
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Chicago Teachers Union members have voted to authorize all rank-and-file educators in Chicago Public Schools to conduct remote work only, starting tomorrow, Jan. 25, 2021.
For months, rank-and-file members have organized and agitated for an enforceable agreement that prioritizes safety, equity and trust. CPS has dragged its feet at the negotiating table, preferring to dictate terms rather than engage educators. That’s why we’re asking for all members to vote yes on taking action with the entire union in every District school!
In an attempt to intimidate educators out of exercising their rights, CPS management has sent new communications changing policies and denying legitimate requests. Below you will find guidance on responding to some of the most common situations that members are experiencing as the mayor recklessly pushes forward with a plan rejected by the vast majority of educators, parents, and principals.
CPS has refused to bargain with the CTU over remote learning or return to in-person school, but educators in Los Angeles have been properly engaged by their school management. Maybe it’s because Los Angeles has an elected school board. Or, maybe, officials there realize you cannot run a school system without the workers.