On March 20 over 600 teachers, paraprofessionals, students, parents, and community members gathered in front of the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building — home to the central office of Boston Public Schools — to demand a fair contract for the Boston Teachers Union. The BTU has been working without a contract since August 2018.
BTU rank-and-file members and volunteers asked attendees to sign the union’s community support petition as they arrived and distributed signs, stickers and noisemakers throughout the crowd. Before speakers addressed the demonstration, participants marched around the Bolling Building chanting “What do we want? Contract! When do we want it? Now!” and “Water we can drink is not too much to ask!” — referring to the alarmingly high levels of lead found in several Boston schools’ drinking water.
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