Thank you to all of the members who held signs at yesterday's mediation session. If you were there, you heard something quite different than what I am about to announce today. I am extremely pleased to say to those who stood outside that I was mistaken...
Last night, the Unit A Negotiating Team and School Committee reached a tentative agreement to settle the Unit A contract! It was a moment that I still have not wrapped my head around even today. Two years of our lives have been dedicated to this effort. I am so grateful to the negotiating team for their tenacity, patience, and sense of humor. Thank you to all of the members who took part in our Stand-In/Sign holding events at Administration and at School Committee meetings. I sincerely appreciate the time members spent creating signs and sharing their voices.
Please continue to wear the pins. If you do not have one, please see your building representative.
As previously planned, we will hold an informational meeting tomorrow at Hajjars Restaurant at 3:45. Since we had moved into mediation, I was legally able to update the membership. This meeting will remain as an update, it is not a ratification. We can anticipate ratifying the contract at the beginning of May.
Exhausted and Thankful, WEA President
Humor me...If you or someone you know made a sign, held a sign, attended a Stand-In or know a member of the negotiating team, take a moment to thank them today. Gratitude is the best gift of all. Disclaimer-If I am forgetting anyone or anything, I apologize in advance.