Teachers prohibited from inviting teachers to school board meetings
In this school board meeting speech, I address an issue which I have been addressing since September 2015 by way of letters, school board speeches and by raising the issue to administration.
The issue is the prohibition of precluding teachers from sending mass emails asking teachers to attend school board meetings.
All of these forms of communications have either been ignored, or I have been told that I cannot send school wide e-mails asking my colleagues to attend the school board meetings with me. Yet, other teachers in my school can use the same e-mail system to send school wide e-mails asking teachers to attend after school happy hours or Marlins' baseball games.
This defies logic.
It is a double standard.
Worse, at least I want to send an all staff e-mail for school related purposes.
I cite to a federal case, Purple Communications, which allows federal government employees to send emails via work emails to co-workers, and by analogy, it should apply to both state and local government employees.
Another Public Employees Relations Commission complaint?
It looks like I will be developing a legal expertise in a new area of law: labor law to protect the teachers of MDCPS!
I am enjoying it, and I intend to continue to protect our rights in every way that I can.
Please support my work, as I work tirelessly not only for you but to ensure the rights of American labor throughout our country.
THIS IS WHAT A UNION SHOULD BE DOING FOR US. INSTEAD United Teachers of Dade, the union, FAILS TO PROTECT THE MOST SACRED OF ALL CIVIL LIBERTIES: Freedom of Speech as guaranteed to us under the First Amendment.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS. IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO ENSURE THEY ARE NOT INFRINGED UPON.
KNOWLEDGE = POWER!