Apr 30, 2012
“Pay our teachers!” shouted more than a hundred Madison Heights high school students, picketing on April 23rd. They had walked out in protest of 10% pay cuts, unilaterally imposed on their teachers by the school district. These pay cuts, retroactive to September, chopped 25% from teachers’ most recent checks!
Cuts were imposed in retaliation for union teachers voting NO! on concessions in March.
Students are learning a valuable lesson in solidarity. They are giving themselves an excellent preparation for their own future.