I received a lot of reaction from decent people offended by the memo I posted here that Napleton Cadillac sent out to their striking mechanics.
The striking mechanics were told they would be replaced and “if they made an unconditional offer to return to work,” they would be “placed on a list should an opening occur.”
CPS sent out a similar memo yesterday when they announced the firing of 1000 employees, including 360 teachers.
They didn’t actually call it “firing.” The 1000 employees including 360 teachers were “impacted.”
Schools were “impacted.”
Students were “impacted.”
Best part of the press release re: 956 CPS staff layoffs? The words “layoffs” “laid off” “pink slips” etc NEVER appear. CPS-ese = “impacts” pic.twitter.com/jBJb455dHX
— Lauren FitzPatrick (@bylaurenfitz) August 7, 2017
The disruption to teachers, schools and students by these August staffing impactions is huge.
As a way of comparison, for school districts outside of Chicago, certified staff must be notified that they are being released due to reduction in force (RIF) 45 days prior to the last day of student attendance.
In our contract, we made it 60 days.
In Chicago, teachers get three weeks notice. Period.