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: AMENDMENT 1 WOULD CEMENT STRIKES AS GO-TO WEAPON FOR CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION
March 10, 2022 // The Chicago Teachers Union has gone on strike five times and walked out on students at least three other times since it got the right to strike in 1984. Gaining greater power through Amendment 1 would embolden militant union tactics.
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.
CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION PRESIDENT QUITTING AFTER 3RD STRIKE IN 27 MONTHS
February 4, 2022 // Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey announced he’s returning to the classroom once his term expires in June. Sharkey has led CTU since 2014 through three work stoppages.
QUICK-TO-STRIKE LEADERS NEED TO BE REPLACED, CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION MEMBERS SAY
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."