Building Strong Safety Committees

CORE member and delegate Quentin Washington, shared his school's safety committee guidelines at our April CORE meeting. 

We are taking this opportunity to share the materials and will add more as we receive them from other CORE members. 

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CORE member Miriam Socoloff celebrated for her mosaic on Jewish Labor in Chicago

Check out this fabulous article about CORE member Miriam Socoloff 

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Vote CORE's Retiree Slate

Help CORE Retirees continue the fight to defend our pensions and maintain a strong CTU! Vote the CORE DELEGATE SLATE!
See the names and ballot position of our
candidates below:
2  Bernie Eshoo
3  Norine Gutekanst
5  Bea Lumpkin
6  John Lewis
7  Debby Pope
9  Pat Boughton
10  Helen Ramirez-O'Dell
11  George Milkowski
12  Drunita Stewart
14  Pat Knazze
18  Sue Sebesta
20  Lois Nelson
21  Cathaline Carter
22  Bill Lamme
23  Stephanie Collins
25  Margo Murray
26  Charlotte Sanders
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Support Lifting the Ban on Rent Control

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CORE's History in Comics

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Grassroots Education Movement puts pressure on Mayor to improve Remote Learning

Powerful action yesterday by GEM : CTU and allies. 

It is shifting the narrative in important ways on how to improve remote learning now. There are more actions coming soon. Made first page of Sun Times and 2nd page of Trib (below)
Get involved here! 
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Rest in Power Karen Lewis

President Emerita Karen Lewis

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Join the Week of Action for Safe Schools!

 
Mon. 1/18, 9AM - Pilsen Community Solidarity Walk
Start: Jungman School, 18th & Miller
End: Plaza Tenochtitlan, 18th & Blue Island
 
Tues. 1/19, 4PM - Organize a Car Caravan for Safe Schools with multiple schools in your community:
Little Village Car Caravan for Safe Schools
4PM Gather/ begin at 31st and Kedzie (park cars with hazards on along 31st street)
 
Wed. 1/20 - Organize a ‘Teach Out’ for Safe Schools , with school staff outside your school:
'Teach Out' & Educators, Parents and Community United, Press Conference at Gary ES, 3740 W. 31st. (Time TBD)
 
Thurs. 1/21 - Participate in Citywide High School Solidarity for Safe Schools Actions. Join the virtual planning meeting on 1/19 at 4:30PM. Email [email protected] for more information and meeting link.
 
Fri. 1/22, 5PM - Organize a Parent Community Virtual Meeting for Safe Schools with educators and school staff. Citywide Spanish Language Parent Meeting, registration and meeting link to come.
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Protect and Defend First Wave Students and Teachers from unsafe reopening

I. Organize, Organize, Organize! 

Rank and file members in CORE and the CTU are organizing to ensure a safe and equitable reopening of school.

We know CPS is not prioritizing the health of our students, their families or staff in this haphazard plan they refuse to bargain or reconsider based on our concerns and recommendations. 

Therefore, we are committed to taking action and expressing solidarity when and where any member is forced back to in person instruction against their will. 

1. Support the CTU program and celebrate the courage of our first wave of members in pre-k and cluster programs slated to report on Monday, January 4th. We defend and encourage their right to assert a refusal to work in person and remain remote. Take a sick day or mental health day if you need one. 

Sign the Pledge! Pledge link: https://www.ctulocal1.org/posts/right-to-safety/

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ERSB Town Hall Tonight and Twitter Storm for Safe Reopening Wednesday

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