- With Covid cases rising, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and its allies are resisting Mayor Lightfoot’s plan to force educators back into the classroom—and could walk off the job.
- Over 10,000 CTU members have pledged their opposition to the reopening plan proposed by the mayor and Chicago Public Schools (CPS), citing serious concerns over safety and transparency. In-person learning is set to resume for pre‑K students on January 11, and for elementary school students on February 1.
- “Many of our members are not feeling safe at all, they’re feeling more anxious and scared than ever,” said CTU President Jesse Sharkey. He added that union members will hold meetings in the coming days and weeks and may consider holding a strike authorization vote.
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