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Politics Chicago Teachers Union Mulls Strike Vote for Remote Learning

02:15  05 august  2020
02:15  05 august  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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The Chicago Teachers Union will hold a strike authorization vote later this month, setting the stage for a possible walkout. Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey speaks outside of Chicago Public Schools headquarters last month.

The Chicago Teachers Union has voted to authorize a strike , moving the nation’s third-largest school district closer to a work stoppage. “We want what’s good for the schools. We want conditions that are conducive to learning and working.” The preliminary results follow three days of voting , which ended

(Bloomberg) -- The Chicago Teachers Union wants the country’s third-largest public school system to enact remote learning this fall, and union leaders may meet next week to consider a potential strike if the district moves forward with a hybrid reopening that includes in-person learning.

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The union, which held its longest walkout since 1987 less than a year ago, plans to convene its House of Delegates early next week to discuss a rank-and-file process to take a strike vote to demand remote learning for Chicago schools, according to a person close to the union. Chicago Public Schools on July 17 said the district plans to begin the new school year in September with a hybrid model of in-person and remote learning, and would shift to at-home classes if COVID-19 cases begin to rise.

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CHICAGO — More than 300,000 public school students prepared to return to school as Chicago leaders on Thursday announced an end to an acrimonious teachers ’ strike that But not all union members were satisfied; a vote to approve a tentative deal was noticeably split, and some teachers

The strike date given by teachers at the UNO Charter School Network (UCSN) would follow a possible Oct. With the Chicago Teachers Union mulling a possible walkout as early as next month, another school contract fight is unfolding outside the spotlight that could result in a strike at one of the city 's

The decision of whether to send students in-person to schools or start the new academic year remotely has gripped parents, teachers, administrators and public officials. The debate stretches from kindergarten classrooms through universities. Questions of health, public safety and the nation’s economic recovery have weighed on educational planning across the U.S.

“The infrastructure just isn’t here right now for the Chicago Public Schools to open up and keep people safe,” Stacy Davis Gates, vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union, said on Bloomberg Television on July 31. “Any plan that is being presented is a plan that only mitigates harm. It doesn’t protect us from harm.”

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Chicago teachers union officials voted Tuesday to end a strike that halted classes for 350,000 students and illustrated the intensifying national debate over how teachers are 350,000 children returned to public school Wednesday after the Chicago teachers union voted to suspend their strike .

The possibility of a teachers strike looms during Chicago `s latest budget battle involving the city `s Board of Education. Chicago Teachers Union hold rally outside CPS board meeting to call for remote learning this fall.

Schools’ reopening decisions vary across the U.S., but calls for strikes have not flared up in the largest districts outside of Chicago. In New York City, home to the largest school system in the U.S., the Covid-19 infection rate must be below 3% in order for schools to reopen and stay open, Mayor Bill de Blasio said last week. California Governor Gavin Newsom said in mid-July students across most of the state won’t be able to attend school in person this fall, with Los Angeles schools offering only remote learning to start the year.

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on July 28 said the union’s 45-member executive council backs locally authorized so-called “safety strikes” as a last resort to ensure safety amid the pandemic.

“Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our students and staff, and Chicago Public Schools won’t open its doors on Sept. 8 if public health officials don’t deem it safe to do so,” Emily Bolton, a spokesperson for the Chicago Public Schools, said in an email on Tuesday. “We continue to gather community feedback and closely monitor the public health data before making any final determinations for what learning will look like this fall.”

(Adds American Federation of Teachers comment in sixth paragraph.)

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