‘Walk-ins’ planned at Jefferson County schools
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The Jefferson County Teacher’s Association is encouraging “walk-ins” at member schools as a response to potential changes of district policies, some of which affect teacher pay.
The Courier-Journal reports that Thursday, the Association held an “emergency meeting” to discuss collective action in response to the possibility of the freeze of step raises of all Jefferson County Public Schools employees making more than $14 an hour, and to disallow the use of suspensions as punishment in certain cases.
JCTA Vice President Tammy Berlin says the walk-ins are events where teachers and supporters meet up outside a school and walk in together to show solidarity.
The JCTA is also urging members and supporters to wear red on Monday to show support for teachers.