PARMA, Ohio — The teachers strike is now in its fourth day and the ramifications of it are being felt outside of Strongsville.
“I got a letter about four in the afternoon Wednesday,” said Dan Dubecky, of Parma.
Dubecky was surprised to see a pink letter in his door.
“It starts off by saying, ‘Do you know a scab lives in your neighborhood?’ It gives the gentleman’s name, his address, his telephone number, personal information. And then it says, ‘Why is he a scab?’ And it talks about him crossing the picket line in Strongsville,” said Dubecky.
Right now, nearly 400 teachers and school employees are on strike.
“When I walked down my street, it looks like everybody has one,” said Dubecky of the flyers.
Dubecky said he understands the passion behind the strike but thinks that outing the subs is dangerous.
“Who knows what this guy will go through? I don’t know him or his circumstances, but I’m sure he’s just a guy trying to work,” said Dubecky.
According to the teacher’s union, both sides met on Wednesday night for a meeting, not a negotiation, however no agreements were reached.
The union says they were not aware of any scab letter, and that things are getting ugly for both sides.
“It’s not just one-sided. There are teachers and retirees who are coming back to be with us whose cars are getting egged,” said Tracy Linscott, SEA President.
Linscott said the union counter-offered the Board of Education’s best offer.
However, no more new talks are scheduled.
“We found out this past week how strong we really are. That we can stand strong and make a statement,” said Linscott.
Linscott says there is a candlelight vigil planned for Thursday night outside of the Board of Education.