Some Reynoldsburg Aftermath, and the Struggle Elsewhere (again: many actions, one war)

  From Reynoldsburg: Some issues of pay, and the law?  I am not certain, but I believe it is against federal law to withhold pay as scheduled even if someone simply and quits in the middle of a pay cycle: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/reynoldsburg/news/2014/10/10/Teachers-wont-get-previously-scheduled-paychecks.html http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/10/12/1012-reynoldsburg-teacher-pay.html   The Columbus Dispatche‘s first look back at the strike.  The tone is…
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One Skirmish, in One Battle, in One Campaign, in a Very Long War . . .

  Is over, at least from everything I have been able to find.  For now, I will mostly  post articles which I have found since the last update.  One thing I would recommend is reading the responses / blogs attached to the articles, particularly of Reynoldsburg’s “local paper” (owned by a larger entity: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2012/04/25/25-suburban-newspapers-blanket-region.html) and the Dispatch. …
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Primarily Updating News Since Last Post and Some Thoughts

  One update on lawsuit against Reynoldsburg schools for lack of safety: http://www.nbc4i.com/story/26673493/parent-files-lawsuit-against-reynoldsburg-school-district   The Teachers and the district back to mediation with the Superintendent once again claiming  she is willing to negotiate: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/reynoldsburg/news/2014/10/07/bargaining-to-resume-with-federal-mediator.html However, the Superindent has said this before and then walked out of mediation with the rest of her team (see previous posts).   As…
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October 1st, Hope Springs Eternal, even Amid Injustice

Sorry, all.  Had to spend a day elsewhere protecting learning from people who are hostile to it.    Some things to be distilled from recent articles seem quite clear to me; others, I must admit, seem quite murky, particularly the full form and implication of the court action involving Reynoldsburg Schools brought by a parent.    One thing seems to…
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9 / 29, and all is far from well in Reynoldsburg

Well, for students, parents and teachers.  I suppose if you are an administrator, a scab / thug management company or a scab yourself, it might not be so bad. This article and video from Columbus channel 6 shows quiteclearly the anger of the parents of Reynoldsburg.  I very much hope you can watch the video…
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Weekend Talks Fail, some Intriguing Details and Related Matters

A nice synopsis as to what was at stake at arbitration this Sunday night, though posted late by yours truly: http://wcbe.org/post/fitzgerald-weighs-reynoldsburg-teachers-strike   Unfortunately, the teachers strike in Reynoldsburg must go on.  First, various articles on failure of this round of talks, but please see number 3, below. http://www.nbc4i.com/story/26648779/reynoldsburg-strike-talks-end-without-deal     http://www.plunderbund.com/2014/09/28/reynoldsburg-school-board-walks-away-from-table-without-negotiating/   http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/09/28/teachers-respect-missing-in-talks.html An article from the Columbus Dispatch.  It contains an…
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Day 6 of the Reynoldsburg Teachers’ Strike

This material, from a Reynoldsburg resident posted to a Reynoldsburg Community site, is so extraordinary that I think it should be the only link for today; other items will be included and addressed tomorrow.  Please, please view this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Nnt6W5XPZ48 I apologize for not finding and posting the above earlier.  The thought, research, production effort, attention to detail and…
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Day Four of Reynoldsburg Strike, and Related Matters

At the Top of the Heap for Today: While previously mentioned before on this blog, now even the conservative Columbus Dispatch decides it can no longer ignore links between the Reynoldsburg situation and larger issues, such as the soundly-defeated, anti-union Ohio Issue Five–the goals of which some may be pursuing by “alternative means.”  For certain…
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