CHICAGO (CBS) — The Illinois Educational Labor Board in Springfield is hearing a complaint from the Chicago Teachers Union about coronavirus safety.
The CTU said clerks who were allowed to work remotely in the spring and summer are now forced to work in person. The union said the district needed to negotiate that decision.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Record Warmth Possible Next 2 Days
CPS said it was well within its right to have the clerks work at school buildings again. The CTU said Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the school board refused to negotiate on safety issues, when clerks and other staff were required to report to work in person on August 26.READ MORE: Illinois Department Of Employment Security Admits To Monthlong Callback Wait Times; State Rep. Says Methods Must Change
Those workers said not everyone at CPS is wearing masks or practicing safe social distancing.MORE NEWS: The United Center COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site: An Inside Look