Wisconsin Teachers To Return To Work; Protest After School
Wisconsin Education Association Council President Mary Bell (pictured) says teachers will return to work Monday and join protesters at night. Bell reiterates that teachers have agreed to cutbacks in pensions and health care benefits, but are not willing to give up their rights as workers. She issued this statement:
“In my message today, I want to reinforce a fundamental fact: that the men and women of our union – the Wisconsin Education Association Council – are committed to serving their communities, schools and students. Our members are a voice for Wisconsin students and schools.
“Tomorrow they begin again in their schools and classrooms. Their voices will remain strong – and they will continue to be heard wherever and whenever they can. To educators whose contracts do not recognize Presidents’ Day, we call on them to return to duty by day – and find ways to be vocal and visible after their workday is done. To those whose contracts recognize Presidents’ Day as a holiday, we call on them to return to Madison. We send this message to Wisconsin’s educators and parents as a show of good faith.
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