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    the RI folks dont think so.

    On Monday, the union filed three unfair labor practice charges against the school district, the union’s first move to appeal the mass firings.

    Marcia Reback, president of the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers, which represents the Central Falls teachers, said the local union filed three charges against the district: failure to negotiate; refusal to provide information to the union and terminations in retaliation for the teachers’ union activities.


    "On or about Feb. 18, 2010, every teacher at Central Falls High School received notice that he or she will be terminated from their employment as a teacher at the end of the 2009-2010 school year," according to the one-page document. "On or about Feb. 23, said teachers received notice that the Board of Trustees voted to terminate their employment ... Said termination is in retaliation for the teachers’ exercise of their rights and was made to discourage membership in a labor organization."

    Reback said the teachers union also intends to appeal the firings to the school Board of Trustees. The board’s next meeting is March 9.

    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does. Margaret Mead

    by Lady Libertine on Wed Mar 03, 2010 at 01:31:28 PM PST

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