The Illinois General Assembly has started its spring legislative session, and CTU is there advocating for what our schools need. Our goal is to build on our recent victories and to pass legislation that makes concrete improvements in school governance and oversight and that allows us to be more effective in our work.
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General CTU Announcement
The lawsuit brought by the Chicago Teachers Union against the Chicago Board of Education on August 2, 2010 (Case No. 10-cv-485), and advanced by the union’s motion for preliminary injunction filed August 13, 2010, was expedited today, August 17, 2010. U.S. District Court Judge David Coar scheduled a September 15, 2010 hearing to arrive at a permanent resolution of the case which is now focused on teachers’ due process rights.
Noting that the Chicago Teachers Union is eager to have the court weigh in on the legality of the Board’s current firing of nearly 1,000 members, CTU attorney Tom Geoghegan stated, “The case is on a fast track, and we look forward to every dismissed tenured teacher being reinstated to their positions. The CTU’s legal team will present the union’s case in full on September 15th and we hope to receive a swift and favorable decision.”
Tomorrow, the CTU Bargaining Team will go back into talks with the Board. Check this website for updates.