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Straw man: An intentionally misrepresented  proposition that is set up because it is easier to defeat than an opponent’s real argument.

Let me tell you a story about a straw man.

It was a Friday of restlessness when upon us crept a straw man.  The straw man came out of his dreary hole and stated, “It has come to the ‘straw man’s’ attention that FSUTA has been asserting that the last negotiated settlement agreement for the 2018-2019 school year included language that would have the district paying for union dues. This information is not accurate.”

It certainly isn’t accurate as the straw man stated.  FSUTA is happy the straw man reads our web site, and we know the straw man is referring to this quote from our last organizing update – “We are coming back from a school year during which we ratified two contracts and bargained the cost of our dues added to each and every salary, regardless of years of service”

We did bargain successfully and agree as a membership to apply our raise equally to every cell on the salary schedule.  We did that so every member or potential member would have the cost of his or her dues covered by the raise. In fact, we got more than the cost of your dues added to your pay scale.  I guess what they say about a straw man is true.  They sure are easy to knock down.

But this and most of the Superintendent’s Friday letter is nothing but a distraction with the usual fear tactics and divide and conquer strategies. THEY WON’T DIVIDE US.

Wear your FSUTA gear. Wear a ribbon, button or anything with orange. Spread the word on gofundme.com/Help-Ms-McLeod.


Dan Pozzesi, Organizing Committee chair

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