Friday January 28, 2022
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BY staff | Chicago, IL | 1/12/22
Members of the Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates voted to end a four-day remote learning action and return to school.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 1/07/22
On Tuesday, January 4, more than 73% of teachers in Chicago who are represented by Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) voted to not return to classrooms on Wednesday, and instead taught their classes remotely to keep the teachers, staff and students safe as the pandemic surges. As the Omicron variant intensifies, the current positivity rate for COVID-19 in Chicago is at 23% and climbing.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 7/01/21
Striking members of SEIU Local 73 in the highway and transportation division of Cook County government shut down a construction site in Buffalo Grove, a town in the suburbs northwest of Chicago.
BY staff | Los Angeles, CA | 6/17/21
Black and Latino parents, teachers, students and Centro CSO: Community Service Organization held a press conference, June 14, to denounce money grabbing by the charter school industry and to defend public education.
Centro CSO
BY staff | Chicago. IL | 6/09/21
Teachers and staff at the Urban Prep Academies’ three campuses in Chicago won their strike after two days, reaching a tentative labor agreement.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 6/09/21
Educators at three campuses of Urban Prep Charter Schools in Chicago began a strike on June 7.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 6/04/21
On May 27, rank-and-file teachers represented by Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) voted by a unanimous vote to strike at three Urban Prep charter schools.
CTU
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 4/14/21
Over the weekend of April 11, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) was in bargaining with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) over the reopening of high schools in Chicago.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 4/10/21
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has acknowledged that cases on COVID-19 are on the rise again in Chicago, yet she is sticking to her plan to reopen Chicago high schools in two weeks, without addressing ongoing safety concerns from teachers and from the community.
COVID-19, CTU
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 4/05/21
On April 2, Illinois Governor Jay Pritzker signed a bill, in opposition of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, that restores bargaining rights for Chicago teachers over a wide variety of issues that affect teachers and students in Illinois.
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