Sunday, October 24, 2010

RIF Blog Reports

President George Parker clarified with DCPS today (Sunday) what was circulating on Facebook and blogs about "RIF" :

Dear Ms. Henderson,

This email serves to confirm your response to WTU inquiries regarding:
1. Reports that DCPS laid off up to 127 employees on last friday, October 22, 2010
2. That some of the laid off employees were WTU bargaining unit members (ET-15,etc.)
3. Speculation DCPS is planning to RIF et-15s

You confirmed for the WTU that:
1. 24 special education central office employees were terminated last friday.
2. None of the terminated employees were ET-15 or members of the WTU bargaining unit.
3. DCPS has no current plans to RIF teachers or members of the WTU bargaining unit.

Thank you for clarifying these issues so that the WTU can provide our members correct and up-to-date information.

George Parker
WTU President

Please email the president directly ( if you need more clarification on this matter.

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