Plugged In: Releasing Names of Teachers Who Crossed Picket Line?

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Should a school district be required to release the names, addresses and phone numbers of substitute teachers who crossed the picket line during a strike?

It’s a case the Ohio Supreme Court will hear, reported.

Cleveland Teachers Union Local 279 represents the teachers from Strongsville City Schools that went on strike for eight weeks last year.

The union filed a Freedom of Information request for the names and addresses of all the substitute teachers that crossed the picket line.

The district argued that releasing the information could subject the substitute teachers to harassment or harm.

A court disagreed and ordered the release of the information. Now it’s up to the Ohio Supreme Court to decide what happens next.

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  • chanda

    If those who crossed are going to be penalized, then no. There are alot of people in need of jobs in this country. If they chose to take the opportunity to earn the income others walked away from…Then good for them!

  • Cathy M

    Things haven’t changed in the last 35 years. I was a sub during a teacher’s strike in Trumbull Co. in the 70’s. I was followed as I drove home from school one day.. Another sub had a snake put in her car. These teachers don’t care about the safety of the children. They want revenge for the sub crossing the line.

  • Nancy Rattray

    I was a teacher during the Strongsville school strike as a substitute
    Tthe children were wonderful I had a wonderful experience and received many notes from students about my teaching and how they enjoyed it
    The only negative was how the teachers treated the substitutes.

  • Ms. Mary Ann Hammar

    I was a sub for all my “working life” until 1993 when the state of things
    in the public school made life too difficult for me as I reached old age.
    Names of helper teachers (as I considered myself since i had once
    taught full timed) should not be made public in such controversial
    circumstances. It could be dangerous to anyone involved.

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