Today at the Multnomah ESD, an event to train substitute educators to work during a possible Reynolds EA strike was schedule from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Because of the work of REA members and supporters (including Jobs with Justice, We Are Oregon, IBEW, Occupy, parents, and others) with informational flyers, the handful of people who did show up for the training read the info and decided to not attend. The Multnomah ESD Superintendent came out to chat with us at our informational picket to let us know she was sending her staff out of the room and cancelled the training. She then called our OEA office in Gresham to confirm the cancellation.
Times are tough, and we appreciate the vast numbers of substitute educators who are making the choice to stand in solidarity for the working conditions and fair contract we all can benefit from!