City Councilors Charles Yancey, Felix G. Arroyo, and Frank Baker attended the rally and spoke to the crowd. City Councilor Ayanna Pressley also attended, though another engagement kept her from being present during the speaking

agenda. We are most thankful to these four city councilors who attended to show their support to our membership. We are most grateful and fully appreciate their presence at our rally.

The school district’s attempt to spin our dispute as one solely between the district and the union leadership clearly has gone nowhere as the union’s message–Talk to Teachers–has clearly resonated with our broad membership. What’s more, our membership’s support for our position on the school day extension has been widely mentioned in the varied print media that covered the rally. (See Globe, Wickedlocal, and openmediaboston. Our message: We work hard, we put in long hours already.