If you were watching Portland Public Schools' Monday night School Board meeting on television you missed Jobs with Justice's
appearance. The workers' rights group awarded the School Board a "Grinch of the Year"
award for not settling its contract
with PPS teachers during 17 months of negotiaion. But the school district, which broadcasts the meetings on Channel 28, cut to a commercial during the interruption.
What's the holdup on the contract?
Here's an update from the district about negotiations,
which entered mediation in August. And here's the other side,
from the Portland Association of Teachers union, which has been without a new contract since July 2008.
Photos courtesy Jobs with Justice