Solidarity

Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Daryn Slover/Sun Journal
 
 Rob Walker, left, and Chris Galgay, both of the Maine Education Association, join Auburn teachers during a solidarity vigil outside Auburn City Hall on Wednesday evening. About 125 people gathered to show their support for a new contract prior to the start of the Auburn School Committee meeting. Auburn teachers have been working without a contract since August 2008, said union President Timothy Wegmann, a special education teacher at Park Avenue Elementary School. Teachers gathered "to let the School Committee know we stand together," Wegmann said.

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I can sympathize with the

I can sympathize with the teachers, but they also have to realize that times are tough now for all of us, many would like a job period,and a job with benefits would be cherished!

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If the people who work

If the people who work public service jobs got paid what they deserved they would not need unions. But, because teachers were so undervalued by the public they sought union assistance. You get what you pay for - or not in this instance. It's only a matter of time and EMS personnel will be forming/joining unions!

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