• Eugene Puryear

Chicago Teachers Union VP: ‘We Have Turned the Paradigm Upside Down’ in Fight for Safe Schools



After being suddenly locked out of their own virtual classrooms, Chicago teachers and students fought back against Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to send them back into school buildings in overcrowded and unsafe conditions, with little COVID testing and lack of critical PPE. Stacy Davis Gates, Executive Vice President of Chicago Teachers Union, explains their demands for safety, what safety concession they’ve been able to extract from the city, and how far they still have to go.