Chicago Teachers Union: City has stopped negotiating

first_imgCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union says Mayor Lori Lightfoot and school district officials have walked away from negotiations about COVID-19 safety protocols. The Chicago Teachers Union news release Friday came hours after Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson said they have made their “last, best and final offer.” The union’s statement says that offer is woefully inadequate. Lightfoot and Jackson went even further Friday evening saying in an emailed letter that pre-kindergarten and cluster teachers and staff without approved or pending accommodations “will be deemed absent without leave” if they fail to report to classrooms Monday.last_img