Chicago teachers won't return to in-person classes without more Covid vaccination availability

'We are bargaining for minimal risk of COVID-19 infection, and minimal risk of death,' the teachers union said.

1/25/2021 7:02:00 AM

Chicago public school teachers vote against returning to in-person classes, the Chicago Teachers Union announce Sunday.

'We are bargaining for minimal risk of COVID-19 infection, and minimal risk of death,' the teachers union said.

Chicago Teachers Union leaders list their demands for a safe and equitable return to in-person learning and leave a box of coal outside City Hall on Dec. 12.Max Herman / NurPhoto via Getty Images fileJan. 24, 2021, 9:12 PM UTCByBen KesslenTeachers in Chicago public schools voted against returning to in-person classes, the Chicago Teachers Union announced Sunday.

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Monday was supposed to mark the first day of school for a large number of the teachers, while students were expected to be back in the classroom Feb. 1,according to NBC Chicago. The union said in a statement that 71 percent of teachers voted to continue remote instruction as they wait for vaccinations to become available.

The teachers union said its members"chose safety" as it spars with the district about how and when to return to the classroom. Read more: NBC News »

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Everyone is replaceable. Adios teachers let’s get some young blood in there who want to work. And rightly so. According to the vote 70% of teachers want to remain remote and according to attendance 80% of parents kept their children at home. Sounds like a pretty solid consensus to me. I support CTULocal1 and all of our amazing educators.

Shutdown the economy...that’ll teach them a lesson or two.