Rumors coming out of the EAW vote

Posted by Jeremy Shulkin

It sounds like the no confidence vote taken by the EAW (see post below) was just one small part of a meeting that had a reported 1,200 members of the union at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church on Thursday night.

In a bit of deviation from the traditional no confidence vote, a motion came up asking that school committee members Dianna Biancheria, Tracy Novick and Brian O’Connell be separated — as in the EAW would specifically be targeting Superintendent Boone and Mayor Joe O’Brien (and to some extent school committee members Jack Foley, John Monfredo and Mary Mullaney).

Related to this, the vote was the talk of a Friday legislative meeting with the Worcester delegation, with at least one local Representative frustrated that the no confidence vote didn’t split the committee because instead of the EAW holding on to at least a couple of allies on the committee, he feared they’d alienated all seven.

Another development to keep an eye on is that the EAW will start putting print and radio ads out explaining their grievances, with a focus on the high pay of administrators versus the pay of teachers and educational aides.

Information is still coming in, so stay tuned.



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5 responses to “Rumors coming out of the EAW vote

  1. mike a

    so basically this vote says they have no confidence in the members who challenge the union and dont always cave in to union pressure and support the three members who are pro-union all the time…what a revelation- this vote is meaningless. last i check teachers are still not on 75-25 like the rest of city employees, so stop complaining or go find a job in another district.

  2. Boots

    Everything is relative in this world. The “grunts” always get paid lower than management. It’s when the difference becomes extensive that causes the problems. Which is the main reason the economy collapsed.

    I get a kick out of those who have the “if you don’t like it, leave” mentality. If they were in the same position, would they lay down and take it? Not if they have any guts or honor they wouldn’t. Which is another big problem in this country, too many would rather pull down others who fought for their rights because they don’t have the guts or honor to fight for their share of the pie. Talk about a bunch of self loathers.

  3. right Q

    Never had it been shown that teacher pay results in higher test scores

    Watch this video of nea boss saying they dont care about schools

  4. Joe Scully

    The teachers should demand an end to the MCAS or at the very least “teaching to the test.”

    Also, that dumb video with the ominous music features a quote intentionally taken out of context and in the process validates the point of the speaker. The full quote:

    “So the bad news, or depending on your point of view, the good news, is that NEA and its affiliates will continue to be attacked by conservative and right-wing groups as long as we continue to be effective advocates for public education, for education employees, and for human and civil rights. And that brings me to my final and most important point. Which is why, at least in my opinion, NEA and its affiliates are such effective advocates. Despite what some among us would like to believe, it is not because of our creative ideas. It is not because of the merit of our positions. It is not because we care about children. And it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child. NEA and its affiliates are effective advocates because we have power. And we have power because there are more than 3.2 million people who are willing to pay us hundreds of millions of dollars in dues each year because they believe that we are the unions that can most effectively represent them, the unions that can protect their rights and advance their interests as education employees.”

  5. right Q

    How did all that union stuff work out for Ohio Joe?

    Not too good, huh?

    Tax payers deciding elections now, not union money.

    you should do some research on mcas.
    we dont have it for the kids or the teachers
    (of course we got it in the first place.because of shitty teachers in Brockton) but you really need a history lesson on ed reform in mass then you woukd realize that mcas is NEVER going away

    MCAS is here and its queer, get used to it.

    Excuse spelling, typed on smart phone

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