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Excessive Paperwork Arbitration Win for Washington HS Special Educators

Excessive Paperwork Arbitration Win for Washington HS Special Educators

The Union received a favorable decision in the arbitration of a grievance concerning excessive paperwork for special education teachers. The grievance, which arose at Washington High School, concerned additional paperwork requirements that CPS began to impose on special education teachers in 2016 as part of former CPS CEO Forrest Claypool’s scheme to deny students special education services.

CTU members at Passages unanimously vote to accept tentative agreement

New contract cements protections for immigrant and special education students, raises wage floor and rights for educators to levels in CPS district-run schools. CHICAGO, Nov. 8, 2019—Chicago Teachers Union members at Passages charter school voted unanimously today to...

CTU special ed teachers to respond to mayor’s refusal to negotiate for better schools

12:15 p.m. TODAY: CTU bargaining update Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson, Chicago CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2019—Striking CTU special education teachers and support staff will hold a press conference to respond to the mayor’s refusal to bargain for better schools at...
Despite CPS spin, ‘offer’ falls far short for low-wage teaching assistants, classroom needs

Despite CPS spin, ‘offer’ falls far short for low-wage teaching assistants, classroom needs

With mayor now effectively bargaining in public, CTU proposes livestreaming negotiating sessions to give families, educators, public a seat at the table. CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2019—In a maneuver to publicly spin the mayor’s Friday ‘offer’ to CTU...
CTU members at Passages charter to announce strike date – fourth CPS charter strike in a year

CTU members at Passages charter to announce strike date – fourth CPS charter strike in a year

4:00 p.m., Monday., Sept. 23: Press conference Passages Charter School, 1643 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago While CEO rakes in quarter of a million dollar salary, management rejects sanctuary language for refugee and immigrant students, lowballs special ed and English...