Tuesday, May 8, 2012
REA Members Vote To Strike On May 21st
The members of the Reynolds Education Association met this afternoon at Reynolds Middle School to discuss negotiations and to vote on a motion to strike. After hearing from the REA president and bargaining chair, the members overwhelmingly voted to strike on Monday, May 21st if a settlement has not been reached. The members clearly supported a strike with 94.2% voting yes. None of the members took this decision lightly and it was not an easy decision for many. However, members have had to endure the School Board's disrespect, lack of honest intent while bargaining and the constant dissemination of inaccurate and misleading information for too long. The members, while not wanting to leave their students, have chosen to take a stand and say, "Enough is enough!" to the Reynolds School Board. We hope that this will motivate the School Board to begin to take the negotiations process seriously and proceed with intensity and integrity.