Lisa R. Begley, Haverhill High School health and physical education instructor, is the incoming president of the Haverhill Education Association.
Haverhill educators are expected to be out in force Monday afternoon at City Hall in their continuing effort to bring “a fair and decent contract.”
What the Haverhill Education Association is calling the “Rally For Respect” takes place Monday, June 22, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., on Haverhill City Hall steps. The union represents teachers, clerical unit and education support personnel. The rally takes place while contract negotiations take place inside.
“Haverhill educators work tirelessly at their job of teaching the young people of the city, but have been offered a contract with historically small pay increases and changes in the contract language which will only create a less effective learning environment for all students. Such offerings show a clear lack of respect for what Haverhill educators do every day. This needs to end and a proper, decent offer needs to be made by the school committee,” an invitation reads.
Besides educators, HEA invites parents, students and friends to participate.