Washington Teacher Union Officials Violate Bargained Contract
Teacher union officials led an informal strike at Seattle’s Garfield High School on September 28 of this year. If they will not abide by a contract they negotiated, what good is the contract? This is another example of the evils of monopoly bargaining. Students miss out on formal instruction in a time where they need all the teaching they can get. Nathalie Graham has the story in thestranger.com.
Garfield High School teachers staged a sit-in today because two of their teachers’ positions were cut. The district has contacted the school twice and claimed that the teachers are violating their contract.
The moves are part of district-wide displacements that are impacting 33 different teachers at Seattle Public Schools.