Rally to Support Newton School Custodians - Thursday

  • Newton Centre Green Newton, MA, 02459 United States

Friends of the Newton School Custodians:

We will be meeting next Thursday evening, on Newton Center Green, in front of the municipal parking lot on Centre Street, beginning at 5:30, to demonstrate support for the Newton School Custodians Union. Please wear your blue t-shirts and buttons. The Newton Democratic City Committee will provide copies of its recent resolution protesting outsourcing of custodial services to distribute to passersby.  In addition, we will havewritten materials from the Custodian's union.  Our goal is to broaden our outreachbeyond the Newton School Committee to Newton residents unfamiliar with Newton School Committee's apparent determination to "outsource" custodial services, thereby undermining the safety and security of Newton school children.

In addition to the potential risk to Newton's school children,  outsourcing custodial services reduces professionalism, negatively impacts the economic security of custodians at the very moment that the nation is committed to raising the minimum wage, and diminishes the cohesion of the school community.

Please join us in publicizing the Newton School Committee's deliberations, the custodians Massachusetts Labor Relations complaint about the School Committee's failure to negotiate in good faith, and encourage Newton residents to contact School Committee members urging them to reject outsourcing of school custodial services.

For more information about next Thursday's action, please call Martina Jackson,1-617-775-0754