Sisters and Brothers,
I am both excited and relieved to announce tonight that the School Committee has reconsidered our original proposal and finally voted 6-0 to ratify it as agreed to at the bargaining table. I’m certain that your many emails of thanks to members Rosa, Magliocchetti and Sullivan were well received. More importantly, your demands for respect from every committee member were heard loud and clear. I want to thank Scott Wood for taking the time to speak with me today to address his initial concerns and for lobbying Maura Ryan and Toni Donais to join him in reconsidering last night’s vote.
Please join us for either of our virtual town halls tomorrow to review the MOU and discuss any questions/concerns you may have.
Details for tomorrow afternoon’s vote will be emailed to you in the morning. The MOU is here for you to review.
Of course, the real credit goes to you – the HEArt of Haverhill – who show once again that collective action has the power to change hearts and minds. We stood up for one another, made our voices heard, and demanded to be treated with the respect and dignity we deserve.
When we fight, we win.