Posts tagged CTU

    Chicago Teachers Union elects Stacy Davis Gates as new president, keeping CORE slate in power

    May 24, 2022 // The COVID-19 pandemic arrived a short time later and only worsened the strain, as Lightfoot’s and CPS’ plans for reopening schools were delayed several times by union resistance. CTU won the right to bargain over the terms of teachers’ return and twice took formal action to refuse to teach in-person classes as it fought for more safety protections for staff and students.

    Illinois has seen 48 teacher strikes in 10 years.

    March 5, 2022 // Illinois has seen 48 teacher strikes in 10 years. None of Illinois’ neighboring states let unions use students and their educations as bargaining chips.


    January 26, 2022 // The Members First Caucus said the current Chicago Teachers Union leaders see “work stoppages and strikes as the first step, and not the last one.” They want less political activism and more focus on delivering for members and students.

    Chicago students to miss a second day of classes as teachers remain at home

    January 5, 2022 // Teachers will not be paid for refusing to report to school in person, Martinez said Tuesday. City officials said the union decision amounted to an illegal work stoppage.

    Chicago Teachers Union members may strike if demands for remote learning period aren’t met

    January 1, 2022 // "…Safety committees are the authority on safety in our schools. We can use them to take back control from our principals and CPS. But we need to organize in our buildings to prepare members for action if and when concerns are ignored."