AFT Connecticut has mobilized its teachers and turned them loose on Malloy’s Communications Director Andrew Doba.
The message posted on the AFT Connecticut website encourages members to call Doba and leave a message for him to convey to the governor.
“Contact Governor Malloy and tell him to stop stalling on education reform. This is about education and children not egos,” the message on the website says.
Eric Bailey, spokesman for AFT Connecticut, said they sent out emails to their members at 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday to contact the governor’s chief spokesman. There is no answering service at the governor’s residence or office on the weekends, so Doba’s phone number was the best way they could think of to convey their message, he said.
Their message: “Governor Malloy is stalling on education reform. AFT Connecticut has proposed numerous solutions that will help improve education for every child in Connecticut without undermining collective bargaining and selling out our public schools to private for-profit corporations.”
Negotiations on the legislation are still ongoing, and there didn’t seem to be any resolution Friday night. The two sides had circled back to their two sticking points: charter schools and collective bargaining.