Teachers Paid to Walk for Liberal Candidate in Your District

Schools stay closed and students have to endure the struggles that come with e-learning, while the teacher’s union pays the very same teachers your tax dollars are paying. But AFT isn’t paying them to teach, rather to work for a progressive political campaign against a conservative Christian.

 

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October 29, 2020

AFT PAYS TEACHERS TO WALK DOOR TO DOOR AFTER SHUTTING DOWN DISTRICT SCHOOLS IN FEAR OF VIRUS

Tom McCullagh questions ethics of AFT and opponent

Shorewood, IL – On October 28, 2020, State Senate Candidate Thomas McCullagh was presented internal emails from the American Federation of Teachers Union revealing the solicitation of local teachers to walk for Meg Cappel’s campaign. This email comes just days after school boards voted to keep classrooms closed, out of fear for the safety of teachers from Covid19.

Conversely, without caution for the safety of teachers, at Cappel’s behest, AFT Local 604 members were implored to walk door-to-door for an hourly wage. Instead of being in classrooms, support staff at AFT specified that Cappel is requesting 200 local teachers to canvass for her.

“I find this duplicitous messaging that it is too unsafe for teachers to be in a classroom, but safe enough to walk door to door… alarming,” said McCullagh  “If the AFT thinks it is safe enough to have teachers out campaigning, why can they not be in classrooms?”

Meg Cappel voted 3 times, as a JTHS board member, to keep Joliet Township High Schools closed. She deemed that schools must remain remote on grounds that it is too dangerous for teachers and students to learn in person. Within 7 days of that vote, Cappel has emails sent to the same teachers requesting that they campaign in person for her.

“With as much hypocrisy as Meg Cappel shows on this subject, I wonder how anyone can trust her to be transparent with any of her decision making.” McCullagh concluded. ###