Several Southern High School members attended the General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, February 19 and expressed high motivation in reorganizing the union.  Members, Michael Bailey, Anthony Ritter and Brian Chargualaf spoke about getting all the members to unite and let the board know that teachers need a contract and deserve respect as professionals.
Members from other schools were present as well and all were determined to bring back the union's power of a collective voice in getting contracts not only for DOE but for the Port Authority, DPW Bus Operations and GFD fire fighters.