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Students Pull Off Thanksgiving Event, Despite Being Stood up by Protesting Teachers

C. R.4 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 11:54 AM
Why I would never be in any union, but especially the teachers' unions - been there, done that, but being a reasonable teacher thought I should teach the subject and support my students, and NOT the union. Wasn't like, was I? Get rid of all unions, private and public, because they are leeches, politically bad, don't support their members, live high on the dues paid in, and are not the unions our fathers and grandfathers worked so hard for in the early 1900's. Pox on them.
rficara Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 12:11 PM
The NEED for the unions in the first decades of the last century are GONE and replaced by labor laws. NOBODY is going to try to bring back 80 hr work weeks or weekends. That's the kind of scare tactics the unions spew. Much like the professionally aggrieved minority "leaders" claiming we want to bring back slavery.

Ray from Bloombergia

Students and teachers from Old Rochester Regional Junior High School have teamed up for many years to serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to senior citizens in the school cafeteria.

But this year the teachers thought it would be an opportune time to bring their complaints about a lack of a collective bargaining agreement to the community. How? By refusing to participate in the traditional Thanksgiving event.

That’s right, as a way to protest their lack of a contract, the teachers bailed on the students and senior citizens. But the students and a group of volunteers kept the tradition alive on their...