ETFO hunkers down behind closed doors ....
The ETFO Tentative Agreement has been leaked online! Nope! Not by Me! ETFO seems to be running a fair, accountable, member based CB ratification process. We look very forward to seeing the agreement later on, through a link here on my Teacher Free Speech Site. Meanwhile, ETFO reminds it's members that you have until Thursday to vote, and that includes your OT's too!
IMHO, it would be interesting and maybe very worthwhile that, if in exercising their free, open and democratic rights, ETFO members decide to "Vote No". Poor Liz and company! They couldn't blame "big, bad union boss" intransigence for their teacher and school woes, while negotiating a "fair deal" in "good faith"!
Are you fair + honest Liz? Touch a finger to your nose ....
True, your team would need to return to the negotiating table on your behalf. But, that's a part of the CB process, not an attack against them, their efforts, or their integrity. Far from it! Your teacher union should be working FOR YOU, not the other way around, as so often seems to be the case with some of the other affiliates these days!
Is this a fair, acceptable deal for you, as a responsible, hard working teacher union member? Well, you will know what's best as you read, consider and discuss the tentative agreement. However you vote, best wishes to everyone at ETFO for showing how this can be better done through a seemingly more democratic, professional teacher union that hasn't lost touch with it's grass roots! As we teachers like to say; Keep up the good work!