Chicago Teachers Union plans to vote on working remotely without CPS approval

Chicago's Afternoon News

"We feel like the Mayor of Chicago has backed us into a corner by not giving us the support that we need."- CTU Vice President Stacey Davis Gates

FILE – In this Jan. 11, 2021, file photo, pre-kindergarten teacher Sarah McCarthy works with a student at Dawes Elementary in Chicago. The nation’s top public health agency on Friday, Feb. 12, provided a roadmap for reopening schools in the middle of a pandemic, emphasizing mask wearing and social distancing and saying vaccination of teachers is important but not a prerequisite for reopening. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, Pool, File)

Stacy Davis Gates, CTU Vice President, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why the lack of COVID-19 safety measures is causing their members to take up a vote this week on whether to work remotely without permission from Chicago Public Schools.

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