Ohio Teachers Suffer Harrassment During Strike
Ohio teachers who crossed a picket line last year during a 2-month long strike, are still being targeted by union officials, who are demanding names and addresses, after days of harassment by striking teacher union members. Read the story on Foxnews.com.
During the eight-week-long strike in the Cleveland suburb of Strongsville more than a year ago, district officials brought in 372 substitute teachers to keep the classrooms open. When the subs crossed the picket line, there were the usual angry words and accusations. But when the strike ended, Cleveland Teachers Union Local 279, which represented the striking teachers, filed a Freedom of Information request for the names and addresses of all the substitute teachers.
The district refused, citing safety concerns for the substitute teachers, but a court ruled in favor of the union. Now the case will be heard by the Buckeye State’s Supreme Court, and some advocates of the open records law say the court must make the district comply.
Union President David Quolke did not return multiple phone calls seeking comment. It remains unclear why the union is requesting all the names, addresses and phone numbers of the substitute teachers.