Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
These past few years have been some of the most challenging with teaching virtual school, returning to in-person learning, and responding to the needs of our students in the best way that we can given the conditions – all while trying to tend to our own needs and wellbeing.
Unfortunately, Summit management’s displays of teacher appreciation this week ring hollow. If Summit management truly appreciated teachers, they would settle a fair contract that makes our jobs sustainable, respects teacher voices, and provides students with the supports they need.
There are 3 WAYS you can show your appreciation for Summit teachers this week:
- Sign our petition to the Summit Public Schools Board asking for a fair contract now.
- If you are a Summit alumni, sign our alumni letter.
- Make an individual pledge to our strike fund. We are so thankful for the unions, individuals, and organizations who have shown incredible solidarity by pledging $20,000 already. While we hope to settle our contract in fact-finding, we are also preparing to support our teachers who need it in the event of a strike.
We had a wonderful art build in Oakland this past weekend! Thank you to all of the teachers, alumni, students, families, and supporters who gathered together in community and love for our schools.
Teachers, please connect with your site reps to get art. We will be using the signs we created over the past two weekends on May 10th, the day of our fact finding hearing and, if necessary, during a strike.
School Walk-Ins on Tuesday, May 10th
Join us at your local Summit school at 7:45am this upcoming Tuesday, May 10th! Teachers will be hosting walk-ins across Summit school sites throughout the Bay Area in support of our Unite Summit bargaining team who will be presenting the fact-finding hearing – the last step before Summit teachers are legally allowed to strike. Reach out to your school’s site rep for more details about your site-specific walk-in!
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