The American Federation of Teachers union boss Randi Weingarten claimed at the union’s annual convention that teachers were so terrified of going back to school that they were “quitting in droves” and “making their wills”.
The AFT threatened that its members would go on strike if they were expected to go back to actually doing their jobs and teaching in a classroom.
In New York City, the United Federation of Teachers, which is affiliated with the AFT, marched with cardboard coffins and fake body bags. Some union teachers wore skeleton t-shirts.
A Halloween skeleton attached to a garbage bag held a cardboard sickle and a message written next to dripping blood, “Welcome Back to School”. “I can’t teach from a cemetery,” one sign claimed. Another declared, “We Won’t Die for the Department of Education.”
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