[ Chicago Public Schools ] Unfair Labor Practice 22-CB-0003-C

Charges filed by law firm Franczek P.C on behalf of the Chicago Public Schools regarding the COVID work action by the Chicago Teachers Union

Basis of the Charge

On Tuesday, January 4. 2022. the CTU illegally directed its members. including teachers, related service providers, and PSRP's, not to report to work as directed but to work remotely instead from January 5 until the earlier of January 18 or when CPS meets certain health metrics. The refusal to report to work deprives students of instructional days.

Pursuant to Section 4 of the IELRA, only the Board of Education has the authority to direct employees in their work. The CTU's directive violates Section 14(b)(3) of the IELRA and also constitutes an illegal work stoppage in violation of Section I3(b) of the IELRA. Further, through its, directive to its members, CTU has breached the collective bargaining agreement so as to indicate repudiation or renunciation of its terms in violation of Section 14(b)(3) of the Act.

Relief Sought

CBE respectfully requests the Executive Director immediately issue a complaint on its unfair labor practice charge, an expedited briefing schedule regarding its request for injunctive relief, and that the matter be transferred directly to the IELRB for a decision on the merits and its request for injunctive relief.

Regarding the unfair labor practices. CBE requests an Cease and Desist Order; an affirmative order prohibiting all future strikes from occurring prior to completing the process required by Section 13(b) of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act, 115 ILCS 5/1, and any and all other relief the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board deems appropriate.


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