the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, it was is starting to seem like a regular thing the Ridgewood teachers’ union plans to conduct a “walk-in” on the very first day of school to protest working without a contract. The Contract between the district and the Ridgewood Education Association expired on July 1.
The “walk-in” as it is called will take place on Sept. 4, the day before school official starts for students ,a professional day and union members intend to wear red in solidarity.
The issue once again involves medical insurance , the union which represents 560 members, is unhappy with the district’s request for members’ medical history to negotiate lower benefit costs . Union members are uncomfortable with turning over private medical data to a third party.
The district is looking to cut cost on the medial insurance and with taxpayers footing according to the Bergen Record 74% of the premium bill the school system is looking for ways to lower coasts .
In the past the district did a lot of chest pounding only to cave to union demands .