Staff and teachers are outraged that a Quaker school with a reputation for progressive values would seek to decertify their union in the midst of a pandemic when so many are concerned about health, safety, and job security. “We are already concerned that the School is reopening without adequate procedures in place to protect us and the children,” said Sarah Gordon, a third-grade teacher who has taught at the School for 15 years and is part of the Union’s negotiating committee. “This is a time for the School to be working collaboratively with us, rather than trying to destroy our union. Instead, they’ve made it clear that they don’t want us to have any say in our own health and safety. It’s incredible that they are using a bad legal precedent set by the Trump-appointed Labor Board to do so.”
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