A Miraculous Agreement or An Illegal Political Giveaway? What Really Went Down Inside Warwick City Hall Last Night?
The public really needs to understand what just recently went down over the past 24 hours.
There are two paths of negotiations: mediation and arbitration. The arbitration process was completed that also cost the taxpayers of Warwick thousands of dollars, and the report was ready to be released. The arbitrator was ready to render a decision either in favor of the School Committee or the teachers on the disputed matters.
With all of the recent "sick outs" and bad blood flowing around between the WTU the City, School Admin & School Committee, what exactly happened last night at Warwick City Hall to make this all miraculously disappear?
Could it be that someone caught wind that the WTU was going to lose out on most of the issues they wouldn't budge on, and this resulted in the miraculous tentative agreement that occurred at 12:30 am at City Hall??
If that is the case, the TAXPAYERS have the right to know what exactly is in the arbitrator's report that compares to what the teachers and the School Committee agreed on!!!
WE PAID FOR IT!
For TRANSPARENCY PURPOSES!!!
If the Mayor doesn't make the arbitrator's report public, he has something to hide!!!
This is like if a contractor screwed up a job on your property and you sued the contractor and it went to arbitration, and the arbitrator is just about ready to release the report with findings in your favor, and you go ahead a negotiate a deal with the contractor that you're suing which is less favorable than what the arbitrator would have recommended. Who would do that, unless it was a... POLITICAL DECISION????
Is Avedisian trying to play "hero of the day"?? What a JOKE! RELEASE THE ARBITRATOR REPORT!
AS TAXPAYERS WE DEMAND TO KNOW WHO REPRESENTED THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE DURING NEGOTIATIONS LAST NIGHT AT WARWICK CITY HALL! WERE ALL 5 SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT AT THAT MEETING?
DID AT LEAST 3 OUT OF 5 MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE VOTE TO GO WITH THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT?
If there wasn't a majority vote given by the School Committee, then technically and legally, THERE IS NO TENTATIVE AGREEMENT!!
TAXPAYERS DESERVE TO KNOW WHAT EXACTLY WENT DOWN LAST NIGHT AT WARWICK CITY HALL!
Warwick Watch will be emailing the school committee to ask them all if they were present last night to vote on the "tentative agreement" and you should all be asking the same exact question!
WARWICK SCHOOL COMMITTEE: