Chicago Teachers Union votes to defy order to return to classrooms: Teachers have ‘have chosen safety’

The Chicago Teachers Union “overwhelmingly” voted to remain working from home due to concerns over the coronavirus, which defies the Chicago Public Schools’ reopening plans.

“So what does this mean? It means the overwhelming majority of you have chosen safety,” the union wrote. “CPS did everything possible to divide us by instilling fear though threats of retaliation, but you still chose unity, solidarity and to collectively act as one.”

All in, about 86% of the 25,000 members voted on the resolution, with 71% voting in support of working from home.

The district planned to bring
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