May 2018

You're Invited to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Bridgeport Teachers Strike

May 10 | 4 pm | Testo's, Bridgeport

Building Reps:
Print and post this information in your faculty breakroom.

Nearly 40 years ago, in September 1978, when Bridgeport's public school teachers and the Bridgeport Board of Education could not reach a contract settlement, the city's teachers went on strike. During the strike, which lasted 19 days, 274 teachers were jailed. The following year, the state legislature enacted the landmark Teacher Negotiation Act, requiring that deadlocked teacher contract negotiations be solved through binding arbitration.

Join us next week for a commemoration of the Bridgeport Teachers Strike at Testo's Restaurant in Bridgeport. The deadline to RSVP has been extended to May 7; seating is limited.

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