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Waiting to Exhale

Waiting to Exhale

An independent arbitrator found that school buildings are unsafe and ordered that clerks and other staff should be allowed to work remotely at least four days a week. But the mayor decided she’s above the law and refused to abide by that ruling.

CTU unveils school COVID-19 tracker as citywide positivity nears 8 percent

CTU unveils school COVID-19 tracker as citywide positivity nears 8 percent

With COVID-19 surging and CPS refusing to answer parents’ questions, Union launches tracker to help identify schools with positive cases. CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2020—The Chicago Teachers Union today is launching its citywide, school COVID-19 tracker to aid members in...
Mayor Lightfoot and CPS: No compliance, no plan and no shame

Mayor Lightfoot and CPS: No compliance, no plan and no shame

CPS and the mayor have provided no detailed plan on how they intend to resume in-person instruction for the second quarter. CPS also has refused to commit to bargaining with our union over its decision on when and how to resume in-person instruction.

Petition: Protect Educator and Student Lives

Mayor, CPS try to strongarm clerks into false choice between safety and livelihood

Lightfoot’s handpicked district leaders ignore arbitrator’s legally binding ruling and threaten jobs of workers who exercise right to work safely by working remotely. CHICAGO, Oct. 7, 2020—CPS has threatened to discipline workers who exercise their right...