NYC Sidesteps Threat of Teacher Strike by Delaying Reopening

NYC Sidesteps Threat of Teacher Strike by Delaying Reopening
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Two weeks ago, UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a school reopening checklist, which included a mandate that staff and students get tested for COVID-19. He threatened legal action or a strike if stipulations weren't met, and UFT leadership inched toward a strike authorization vote this week. Tuesday's compromise still leaves New York as the only big city school district in the country planning to return to in-person learning, only under a new timetable.

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