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Local 73 Reaches Agreement with CPS

We are pleased to announce we have reached an agreement with CPS regarding remote work and in-person learning for our members.

SECAs

  • When in-person learning resumes, CPS will allow SECAs whose assigned students have not opted for in-person learning to work remotely.
  • SECAs will not be responsible for general education students, except in emergencies as provided for in Section 16-4 of the CPS-SEIU contract.
  • SECAs can continue working from home until an agreement is reached between CPS and CTU on resuming in-person instruction.
  • CPS would notify SECAs and principals that the parties have reached an agreement on this reporting requirement, so staff members are aware of changes in reporting requirements for the coming days.

Bus Aides, Parent Workers, and Bus Monitors

  • CPS will allow the care room assignments to be optional for those employees working in the care room until in-person instruction resumes.
  • Those bus aides and bus monitors assigned to a bus route that is not operating will continue to work remotely without loss of pay until such time as CPS reopens safely.

Accommodations

  • With respect to accommodations for household members, CPS will prioritize approval of pending telework accommodation requests from employees who serve as primary caregivers for family members at increased risk for severe illness due to COVID-19. CPS should not unreasonably deny such a request. In the event CPS does deny an accommodation request due to an application being incomplete, the staff member will be notified that the denial was due to CPS not having enough information to process the request.

Work Stoppage

  • If there‚Äôs a work stoppage, SECAs, Bus Aides, parent workers, and bus monitors who remain available to work can continue to work remotely without loss in pay.
  • Custodians, Security Officers, and Crossing Guards will have the option to report for in-person work in support of food distribution or take benefit days (including zero days). Crossing guards who support private schools will continue to report to their assigned posts.