Skip to comments.Ohio teachers' union, district clash over release of teachers who crossed picket line
Posted on 05/20/2014 6:49:52 PM PDT by windcliff
An Ohio teachers union is suing the school district in a Cleveland suburb for the names, addresses and phone numbers of hundreds of teachers who crossed the picket line during an acrimonious strike last year.
The district refused, citing safety concerns for the substitute teachers, but a court ruled in favor of the union. Now the case will be heard by the Buckeye State's Supreme Court, and some advocates of the open records law say the court must make the district comply.
"The names of the replacement teachers were not and still are not public record, given the numerous instances of threats of physical and non-physical harm made by persons in support of the striking teachers against the Districts replacement teachers," Christian Williams, an attorney representing the district, wrote in an e-mail to FoxNews.com.
According to a merit brief filed with the Ohio Supreme Court on behalf of the district, the picketing outside Strongsville's council chambers the day the district began hiring substitute teachers left applicants "physically shaken."
The brief described the behavior of the picketers as "acts of harassment and intimidation" that raised "safety concerns."
The district cites a March 7, 2013, incident in which Chris Koval, a SEA member and regular teacher employed by the school board, was arrested by the Strongsville Police Department for driving his vehicle in a "reckless manner" when he allegedly cut off a van transporting substitute teachers to work. The substitute teachers reported that Koval nearly caused a collision with their van. Six days later, another substitute teacher reported that she was driving home after working at one of the district's buildings when "a car pulled up next to her, yelled 'scab," and threw an object at her windshield, breaking the glass."
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Brownshirts are always available for intimidation...
It’s time to start locking up these union thugs. Their threats are very un-American and getting old. This isn’t the 1920s.
So why not have the unions open their member websites for inspection to non members. They are public employees. Parents have a right to know what sneakly $h!t they are up to.
Time to disband the public employee unions - all of them.
What parents would want those Brownshirts teaching their children?
Why is it the union's business anyway who these people were?
This would be like publishing the names and addresses of the jurors that convicted a mafia kingpin.