Wondering Why Barrington Teachers Wear Black?

Negotiation deadlines near; Barrington Education Association encourages teachers’, parents’ support in contract negotiations.


If you’ve noticed a lot of Barrington teachers wearing black on certain days, there is a reason. The Barrington Education Association encourages teachers and other supporters to wear black on negotiating days. Wearing black acknowledges that the district is in the black –financially sound—according to the BEA website. The most recent negotiating day was yesterday, Jan. 30. 

The Barrington Education Association and the Barrington Board of Education had scheduled negotiations, yesterday. The board and the BEA are expected to submit their last and final offers by 5 p.m., today, according to the Daily Herald. The earliest the teachers could go on strike is Thursday, Feb. 21.

The board and BEA have been working with a federal mediator in negotiations. 

Teachers have been working without a contract since the beginning of the school year.




Working Man February 01, 2013 at 02:09 PM
Interesting... Perhaps I should remind my employer that the company is in the black and can afford to pay me more. Your employer being financially sound doesn't give teachers the right to ask for more. It's difficult to feel sorry for teachers when many of them make more than principals or superintendants of other districts.
Big Lebowski February 01, 2013 at 04:31 PM
wow...Just wow
Nellie H February 17, 2013 at 03:22 AM
I have worked without a contract my entire life. Do a good job, keep your job. If you do not do a good job, bye-bye. If you don't like the pay or benefits, good bye. Wow.


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