“I used to resent GFT coming into our school because we were always able to solve our own problems” stated a teacher, “But now I know how important it is to have a strong union and I’m incredibly glad President Rector is here to support us!” stated an empowered Teacher. Teachers at Carbullido Elementary school were having problems with an administrator disrespecting, bullying and not treating them as the professionals they are so they asked President Rector to attend their faculty meeting. During the open forum teachers voiced their concerns about the inappropriate behavior of this administrator to the Principal. President Rector informed the Principal to consider this Step 1 of the grievance procedure, thereby protecting the teachers from retribution and ensuring that their concerns would be addressed by the Superintendent. It was a great example of the power of union solidarity.

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