We need to take action. The membership needs to come forward and show its strength. The membership is you, each and every member, not simply the negotiating team, executive board, and building representatives. We need to show the School Committee we will be recognized and deserve a fair and reasonable contract.
This evening, the negotiating team met with the School Committee for three hours. Things are progressing, but we need to "encourage" SC to change their "mindset."
Any Union is only as strong as its members. Strength comes in numbers. Please attend:
Location: WHS Humanities Center (Maroon side)
Timing is everything. Plan to be in the lobby at 6:25. We will line up on either side of the doors so SC has to walk past us as they enter the meeting. Following this, members can enter the room and stay for the meeting. Meetings generally end at9:00, but I will not make any promises that this will be the case on Thursday.
Our discontent will speak volumes only if there are enough members are present. This will be the first official action, and it needs to be strong.
High School Teachers: If it is necessary, we will take official action regarding the NEASC visit. In other words, don't plan on attending. More information to follow.