Thursday, October 27, 2011

Support East Jordan Teachers and Staff

East Jordan teachers are asking we support them in their contract struggles by wearing blue to the November 2 Char-Em Area-Wide PD Day.  They will be passing out buttons to wear as well (they ask we return the buttons to designated staff when you leave the PD).  The E.J. teachers were told not to wear their solidarity t-shirts by the administrations saying it would not be appropriate and too casual for the PD day. This is despite the fact the staff has been wearing the t-shirts on Mondays and Fridays to work since early September.  Also, they are asking everyone to attend the next board meeting on Monday November 21 @ 5:30pm.  A November "Birthdays Celebration" will be held at the middle school at 4:30 prior to the board meeting.  Everyone is invited for pizza and refreshments.  Please plan to attend if at all possible.  Negotiations are not going well with the district demanding the teachers take a 3.5% pay cut, accept whatever insurance carrier the district chooses, and if you don't qualify for the insurance due to a pre-existing condition, you would be required to sign a waiver holding the district harmless.  Lets support our friends and neighbors and tell the East Jordan Board of Education Enough is Enough!

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