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Boston Teachers Union

By adamg - 4/11/22 - 1:35 pm

It's mostly over but the waiting now: The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has completed intensive audits and one-on-one interviews in Boston on the state of Boston Public Schools and is now compiling a report that could determine whether its board votes to take over Boston schools, a BPS official told city councilors today. Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/22 - 1:31 pm

Two Boston teachers who belong to the anti-vax group that holds morning protests outside Mayor Wu's house today sued the Boston Teachers Union for a signing an agreement with the Wu administration that could force unvaccinated teachers to dip into accumulated sick leave to keep getting paid while on leave until citywide coronavirus numbers dip below city benchmarks. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/22 - 2:15 pm

The Boston Teachers Union and the Wu administration have signed a "memorandum of agreement" under which teachers who refuse to go near a needle can keep working as long as they undergo two Covid-19 tests a week - and as long as Covid-19 infection rates are relatively low.

According to the mayor's office: Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/22 - 5:35 pm

The Boston Teachers Union today sued BPS over the way it allegedly refused to grant accommodations to teachers and paraprofessionals with serious underlying health conditions that should have been enough to allow them to continue working remotely during the pandemic even after schools re-opened for in-person learning. Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/20 - 10:03 am

The president of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association is accusing the Boston Teachers Union of helping to demonize cops and even endanger their lives by supporting a Black Lives Matters program that calls for hiring more black teachers and school counselors instead of school cops.

But not all Boston cops agree with BPPA President Michael Leary's missive to BTU President Jessica Tang. Read more

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By adamg - 6/17/16 - 9:43 am
Kids protesting outside Jackson-Mann School in Allston

Kelly O. spotted students at the Jackson-Mann School in Allston joining teachers in a "walk-in" over a teacher contract that expires Aug. 31. The Globe has more on the issues.

By adamg - 9/19/13 - 9:57 am

The Globe reports on a transportation forum, in which Marty Walsh said 30 m.p.h. is too fast for most Boston streets, John Barros blasted Walsh and Menino for not doing more to get more T funding and John Connolly and Felix Arroyo praised true dedicated bike lanes.

Connolly, Walsh and Charlotte Golar Richie are the leaders in a WBUR poll.

By adamg - 3/7/13 - 7:59 am

Richard Stutman, president of the Boston Teachers Union, explains his thinking on longer school days.

By adamg - 10/10/12 - 9:48 pm

Members of the Boston Teachers Union voted 695-5 tonight to accept a deal worked out with the city, the union reports.

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