Summit Academy Parma Teachers to Begin Strike

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MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Tuesday,February 19, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact: Neil Bhaerman, Communications Director for Ohio Federation of Teachers

               (412)266-4899; nbhaerman@oft-aft.org

Summit Academy Parma Teachers to Begin Strike

Strike is a response to Unfair Labor Practices and for improved learning conditions for students.

Parma, OH — Teachers at Summit Academy Parma will begin their strike on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30 a.m., and will continue their picket through 4:00 p.m. The teachers are striking over an Unfair Labor Practice charge against Summit Academy Management alleging a failure to negotiate in good faith. The recent filing is in addition to Unfair Labor Practice charges previously brought against the management company by the Union.

The teachers are seeking to win a contract that ensures smaller class sizes, improved staffing, and stronger health and safety conditions for their students.

Daily pickets outside the school will continue until the teacher-led bargaining committee reaches an agreement with Summit Academy Management. Additionally, there will be other actions later this week to support the strike at various strategic locations.

Who: Summit Academy Parma teachers, supportive parents and students, and other allies.

What: Unfair Labor Practice strike by Summit Academy Parma teachers.

When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. While you may visit us on the picket line at any time during the day, we suggest being there at 7:30 a.m. when the picket starts or 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.                                                                                         

Where: Summit Academy Parma; 5868 Stumph Rd, Parma, OH 44130                                                   

Photo Op: Striking teachers and supporters on the picket line, outside the school, with a variety of signs.

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