CPS teachers discuss COVID-19 fears about returning to classrooms

On the day thousands of Chicago teachers were originally required to return to their classrooms, members of the Chicago Teachers Union held a news conference to detail their experiences with COVID-19 and the difficulties they’ve faced in negotiating with Chicago Public Schools.

Chicago teachers vote to teach from home, defying district

The Chicago Teachers Union said Sunday that its members voted to defy an order to return to the classroom before they are vaccinated against the coronavirus, setting up a showdown with district officials who have said such a move would amount to an illegal strike.

Vaccinations for CPS staff members to start in mid-February

Chicago’s school district announced Friday that it plans to start vaccinating teachers for the coronavirus in mid-February, though it remained to be seen if that would be enough to stop the teachers union from voting to defy the district’s order to return to their classrooms next week.

Judge rules Amazon won't have to restore Parler web service

Amazon won't be forced to immediately restore web service to Parler after a federal judge ruled Thursday against a plea to reinstate the fast-growing social media app, which is favored by followers of former President Donald Trump.