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.
Download this virtual background to show you’re teaching remotely in solidarity with Clerks, Tech Cos, Clinicians, Pre-K to 8th Grade and Cluster teachers.
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!
As most CTU members return to work, President Jesse Sharkey shared this message of welcome and solidarity with our members.