On November 23, the BEU membership met and ratified the following action plan.
The BEU will undertake a three phase action plan, commencing tomorrow, November 24th, with Phase 1.
NB: This is not “work to rule”. That is a tactic that has members only do the work that they are strictly required to do under the contract. Rather, we are calling for a phased in plan of ceasing voluntary activity while also increasing our communication of our message to the greater Brookline community – as follows:
Phase 1: Beginning November 24th
— Saturday, December 12: visibility/leafleting at Coolidge Corner in two shifts, 11-12 & 12-1.
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— Wednesday, December 16: Picketing at EVERY school for 30-45 minutes before members are required to be in the building; leafleting of parents; all staff walk in together.
A. Complete “Over and Above” survey
B. Have each member assemble a list of the names of at least 3 parents whom they’d be willing to talk to about negotiations if they had a clear script for doing so.
Members will refuse to volunteer for any NEW uncompensated committee work that is not student-centered.
Phase 2: Beginning on or about January 18th, 2016
— Once-a-week picketing at every school (to be determined by each building)
— Suspension of voluntary services
— Presentation of survey results to school committee
— Meetings with parents/community concerning unsettled contract
— Leafleting/visibility actions in community
— Press strategy
— “Teach ins”
Phase 3: Beginning on or about March 15th, 2015
Escalated undetermined action to be recommended at the time by the bargaining team in conjunction with the action team.