I want to thank everyone who came out to the School Board meeting last night. A special thanks to those of you who spoke before the board; it can be intimidating to speak truth to power, so thank you for stepping up. To those who packed the room and the parking lot and waved signs on the street, each of you helped to amplify the voices of those who did speak before the Board. They know that we are stronger together and now we are finally beginning to speak with a unified voice! I’m excited to see so many Livingston teachers and school employees coming together.
I think that we have started to make some progress. It is clear that Livingston is at a breaking point and action must be taken. The board has finally heard our concerns, but we cannot stop pushing for what we deserve. I’m calling for a Livingston Federation of Teachers membership meeting for Monday afternoon. We can reflect on what has been done so far, and plan our next steps as a group.
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If you are not yet a member of the Federation, you can sign up at http://lftse.la.aft.org/join-union