CPS

Bargaining Update: The bargaining committee met with CPS. We have successfully moved CPS in the following areas: 

  • CPS Quarantines. If CPS orders you to quarantine, you have the right to telework, or if you are symptomatic or unable to telework, you can use Pandemic Health Emergency (PHE) time. If you have been ordered to quarantine by CPS and instructed to use your own benefit time you should contact HR or email mac@seiu73.org so we can get your time reimbursed.
     
  • Safety Measures. Sneeze guards for security officers, hand sanitizer, gowns, face shields, and gloves for SECAs should be in place if they are not report on this form, buses should be cleaned before the day and after the day.
     
  • Vaccination. Staff that can demonstrate that they are in the process of getting vaccinated will not be discharged on October 15, but rather be placed unpaid status until they are fully vaccinated, or if they wish to be paid, continue working while submitting to regular testing until fully vaccinated. Staff can send notice of partial vaccination to vaccines@cps.edu.
     
  • Careroom. All SEIU 73 members who volunteer to be a careroom attendant should receive the $250 a week stipend. If you are not receiving your stipend contact your principal and make sure you have undergone the appropriate training and that they have sent your attendance to CPS. Reach out to careroomsupport@cps.edu to be trained and/or report not receiving your stipend. CC your steward and union rep.

We are still advocating for paid leave for parents of CPS students ordered to quarantine, an additional sick day after receiving the vaccine, stricter quarantine procedures, wider testing program, and more.

If you are fully vaccinated it’s imperative that you upload your information in the CPS system ASAP. You can do so here.

District Level Committee: We have won two seats on the District Level Safety Committee. We have successfully advocated for a more streamlined consent for testing website. You can register to be tested here or register your CPS student via the same link. We encourage all of our members to register for testing. In this committee we raise issues that cannot or have not been resolved at the building level safety committee. Please use the form below to report issues that have not been addressed at the building level safety committee. If you are on your building level safety committee please fill out this form.

Centralized Reporting Form: We use this form to report issues to CPS every week via email and during the District Level Committee. This form does not replace filing a grievance. If you have an issue that should be grieved please contact your steward or the mac@seiu73.org.

Press: On Wednesday, President Dian Palmer, Security Officer Gregory Lee, and I went to Jensen Elementary school to highlight the number of classes in quarantine and demand the Mayor move beyond words of “disappointment” and into action. We stood alongside CTU.

SEIU 73 member leader Citlali Soto was featured in Education Week advocating for a hybrid plan, better support for custodians, and more.  Upcoming Member Meetings:
Tuesday, September 28, 4:30PM-6:00PM | Network Meeting 1-6
Tuesday, September 28,  6:30PM- 8:00PM | Network Meeting 7-13 + Citywide
Wednesday, September 29, 4:30PM | Building Level Safety Representatives Meeting


Actualización de negociación: El comité de negociación se reunió con CPS. Hemos movido con éxito CPS en las siguientes áreas:

  • Cuarentenas de CPS. Si CPS le ordena que lo ponga en cuarentena, tiene derecho al teletrabajo o si tiene síntomas o no puede teletrabajar, puede usar el tiempo de Emergencia de salud pandémica (PHE). Si CPS le ordenó ponerse en cuarentena y le indicó que use su propio tiempo de beneficio, debe comunicarse con RR.HH. o enviar un correo electrónico a mac@seiu73.org para que podamos obtener el reembolso de su tiempo.
     
  • Medidas de seguridad. Deben colocarse protectores contra estornudos para los oficiales de seguridad, desinfectante de manos, batas, protectores faciales y guantes para los SECA. Si no se informan en este formulario, los autobuses deben limpiarse antes y después del día.
     
  • Vacunación. El personal que pueda demostrar que está en proceso de vacunación no será dado de alta el 15 de octubre, sino que se le asignará la condición de no remunerado hasta que esté completamente vacunado o, si desea que se le pague, continuará working while se somete a pruebas periódicas hasta que esté completamente vacunado. vacunado. El personal puede enviar un aviso de vacunación parcial a vaccines@cps.edu.
     
  • Careroom. Todos los miembros de SEIU 73 que se ofrezcan como voluntarios para ser asistentes en la sala de cuidados deben recibir el estipendio de $ 250 por semana. Si no recibe su estipendio, comuníquese con su director y asegúrese de haber recibido la capacitación adecuada y de que hayan enviado su asistencia a CPS. Comuníquese con careroomsupport@cps.edu para recibir capacitación y / o informar que no recibió su estipendio. CC a su delegado y representante sindical.

Seguimos abogando por una licencia pagada para los padres de los estudiantes de CPS a los que se les ordenó poner en cuarentena, un día adicional por enfermedad después de recibir la vacuna, procedimientos de cuarentena más estrictos, un programa de pruebas más amplio y más.

Si está completamente vacunado, es imperativo que cargue su información en el sistema CPS lo antes posible. Puedes hacerlo aquí.

Comité de Nivel de Distrito: Hemos ganado dos puestos en el Comité de Seguridad de Nivel de Distrito. Hemos abogado con éxito por un consentimiento más simplificado para probar el sitio web. Puede registrarse para ser examinado aquí o registrar a su estudiante de CPS en el mismo enlace. Alentamos a todos nuestros miembros a registrarse para realizar la prueba. En este comité planteamos cuestiones que no pueden o no se han resuelto en el comité de seguridad a nivel de edificio. Utilice el formulario a continuación para informar problemas que no se hayan abordado en el comité de seguridad del edificio. Si está en el comité de seguridad de su edificio, complete este formulario.

Formulario de reporte centralizado: Usamos este formulario para reportar problemas a CPS cada semana por correo electrónico y durante el Comité de Nivel de Distrito. Este formulario no reemplaza la presentación de una queja. Si tiene un problema que debe lamentarse, comuníquese con su delegado o con mac@seiu73.org.

Prensa: El miércoles, el presidente Dian Palmer, el oficial de seguridad Gregory Lee y yo fuimos a la escuela primaria Jensen para resaltar la cantidad de clases en cuarentena y exigir que el alcalde se moviera más allá de las palabras de “decepción” y se pusiera en acción. Nos paramos junto a CTU.

El líder miembro de SEIU 73, Citlali Soto, apareció en la Semana de la Educación abogando por un plan híbrido, un mejor apoyo para los conserjes y más.

Próximas reuniones de miembros:
Martes 28 de septiembre, 4:30 p.m. a 6:00 p.m. | Reunión de red 1-6
Martes, 28 de septiembre, 6:30 p.m. a 8:00 p.m. | Reunión de la red 7-13 + en toda la ciudad
Miércoles 29 de septiembre, 4:30 PM | Reunión de representantes de seguridad a nivel del edificio


You Voiced Your Concerns, We Listened: Over 2,000 members filled out the survey sent last Friday. From your responses we worked with the CPS Local 73 bargaining committee, a representative group of CPS members and job titles who negotiated the 2019 contract, to compile a set of proposals that advocate for the following and more.

  • Increased Health and Safety Protocols 
    • N95 masks, Gowns, Gloves, Sneeze Guards, etc. for any employee who cannot socially distance
    • Social distancing 3 feet in classrooms and 6 feet in lunchrooms
    • Safety training on PPE, de-escalation techniques, social distancing enforcement
    • SECA safety kits 
    • New bus cleaning protocol 
    • Cleaning and disinfecting standards 
  • Accommodations & Leave 
    • Additional sick time for members ordered to quarantine by CPS or externally
  • Vaccinations It’s important to note that the employer has the legal right to mandate the vaccine, the union can only negotiate over the impact and conditions.
    • Education & increased access opportunities
    • Incentives to receive the vaccine
    • Leave for vaccination
    • Protections for medically and religiously exempt members who cannot receive the vaccine
  • District-Level and Building-Level Safety Committees
    • Representation from SEIU 73 members on all safety committees
      • The Building-Level Safety committees are where issues of health screening lines, staggered schedules, lunchroom protocol, etc. are figured out to address school-specific concerns. 73 members’ voices must be represented on these committees.

Upcoming Member Meetings:

Bargaining Update

On Sept. 3, the bargaining committee met with CPS. We saw more movement than we have seen since we began bargaining three weeks ago. We have been fighting for representation on the District Level Committee, this committee problem solves CPS-wide issues that building-level safety committees cannot. CPS now recognizes Local 73 member voices need to be represented on the committee. CPS moved the needle on accommodations and leave, but we must continue to press for special pandemic paid time for CPS mandated quarantines. Until we reach an agreement, you can find CPS’ current policy for pay and benefits here. We will continue bargaining and keep you updated.

On Sept. 2, we stood with CTU outside of Barton Elementary School to demand CPS negotiate with us in good faith and work with us to figure out how to increase safety in lunchrooms and hallways, roll out testing programs, and improve quarantine protocols. 

Contract Enforcement

As we begin this school year, we must know and understand our contract. A contract is only as good as it is enforced.  Staff will be dropping off hard copy contracts to schools throughout September and October. Until you have a hard copy contract you can access your contract online here. We have compiled graphics by job title to help you navigate your contract.

Sub Bus Aides & SECAs: https://bit.ly/KnowContractSub

Security: https://bit.ly/KnowContractSecurity 

SECA: https://bit.ly/KnowContractSECAs

Parent-Workers: https://bit.ly/KnowContractPWs

Custodian: https://bit.ly/KnowContractCustodian

Bus-Aides: https://bit.ly/KnowContractBusAides

Advocating for Safety in our Schools:

We have heard from several members that it was nice to be able to see the students again; however, the bus issues, lunchroom protocol, lack of air filtration, and hallways were of grave concern for many. At this point, the safety and well-being of staff, students, and community is incumbent upon all of us to continue fighting for.

  • Building Level Safety Committee. Please fill out this form so we know where Local 73 member voices are represented. 
  • Centralized Reporting Form. Report your experiences to our centralized tracking system. This report form does not replace a grievance or problem solving immediate issues with your stewards, union rep, or building safety committee. This reporting system will be used to support our positions in bargaining with CPS. This form will be anonymous and individuals will not be mentioned or reported to CPS as having reported to us.
  • Bargaining. We continue bargaining and advocating for the strictest possible safety guidelines with CPS.
  • Steward Leadership. Know your steward at your school. Our goal is to have a steward in every school. If you do not have a steward and are interested in becoming one sign up for the September training here.

Religious and Medical Exemption: To access the correct form link as an employee, search your CPS email for an email from “intcommunications@cps.edu” which you should have received on August 26, 2021, at 10:08 AM with the subject line “Follow-Up on Vaccine Requirement for Employees”. If you did not receive the email please contact your principal.

Updated: 10/21/2021

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CPS Reported COVID Cases

October 4

  • Hanson Park ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/23, 9/24, 9/28- 10/1
  • Reinberg ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27- 9/29
  • Julian HS: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27
  • Roosevelt HS: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/29 and 9/30
  • Neil ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27- 9/29
  • Curtis ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/29- 10/1
  • Taft HS: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/28- 9/30
  • Beaubien ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/28- 10/1
  • Saucedo ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27- 9/29
  • Chicago Vocational HS: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/28- 10/1
  • Peirce ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/28
  • West Ridge ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27
  • Wells HS: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27- 9/29
  • Vanderpoel ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27- 9/29
  • Oglesby ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/29 and 9/30
  • Marsh ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/28
  • Morgan Park HS: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/28
  • Simeon HS: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27 and 9/28
  • Kennedy HS: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/20- 9/21, 9/27- 9/29
  • Mays ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27- 10/1
  • Ebinger ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/29- 10/1
  • Belmont- Cragin ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/28- 9/30
  • Earle ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/29
  • Madison ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27
  • Goethe ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/29
  • Lane Tech HS: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27, 9/28, 9/30
  • Beasley ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/29
  • Foreman HS: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27- 9/30
  • Edwards ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27- 9/29
  • Lyon ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/28- 10/1
  • Park Manor ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/28- 10/1
  • Dulles ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27- 9/30
  • Senn HS: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/30
  • Washington HS: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/28 and 9/30
  • Dawes ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/28- 10/1
  • Pilsen ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/24, 9/27, 9/28
  • Wadsworth ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/28- 9/30
  • Nixon ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27
  • McPherson ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/28- 10/1
  • Coonley ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/29- 10/1
  • Ruggles ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/30 and 10/1
  • Jordan ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/28

October 3

  • West Ridge ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27 and 9/28
  • Grissom ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/24
  • Morgan Park HS: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27- 10/1
  • Pullman ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/28, 9/29, and 10/1
  • West Park ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/28, 9/29, and 10/1
  • Clemente HS: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27- 9/29
  • Kilmer ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27- 9/29
  • Vanderpoel ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27- 10/1
  • Dyett Arts HS: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/23 and 9/24
  • Wadsworth ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27- 10/1
  • Kilmer ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/29
  • Goode HS: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27 and 9/28
  • Sumner ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/28- 9/30
  • Camras ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27- 9/29
  • Peterson ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/22, 9/23, and 9/29
  • Inter-American ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27
  • Belmont-Cragin ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/29- 10/1
  • Disney ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/7- 10/1
  • Skinner North ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/30 and 10/1
  • Earle ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27- 10/1
  • Mays ES: community member who tested positive for COVID-19 was present on 9/27- 10/1