K-8 educators have been ordered back to work inside Chicago Public School buildings. The Chicago Teachers Union believes buildings are unsafe so they will be having none of this.
This is from the CTU quoted in the Chicago Sun Times.
"So it’s come to this,” the union wrote in an email to members Tuesday afternoon. “Short of some late-breaking change, *all* CTU members will begin working remotely tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27. And if CPS retaliates against members for exercising their right to a safe workplace, *all* CTU members will stop working on Thursday and set up picket lines at their schools.”
As a result of the CTU resolve, all learning will be remote tomorrow.
The immediate implications of the union’s collective decision to reject in-person work because of health and safety concerns is that about 3,200 preschool and special education students will return to remote learning Wednesday, just two weeks after resuming in-person instruction for the first time since last March.
Schools chief Janice Jackson wrote in a letter to families Tuesday that “the district has no choice but to ask parents to keep your children home tomorrow.”
You see ladies and gentlemen, if there are no teachers, there is no in-person schooling. We enthusiastically support the CTU militancy.