PAUL GEORGES HOLDS THE CITY OF LOWELL PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM HOSTAGE LIKE A CHEAP HOODLUM HOLDING UP A BANK SURROUNDED BY POLICE. NEGOTIATING A SURRENDER ONLY UNDER HIS TERMS THREATENING TO SHOOT INNOCENTS, (in this case the Media Specialist and young teachers and others that the School Committee will have to cut if the Union doesn’t make concessions.) HE WILL NOT GIVE UP UNTIL the 11th hour and TO HELL WITH DECENCY, COOPERATION AND WORKING TOGETHER.
Once again PT Barnum is proven right, there is a Sucker Born every minute and today courtesy of Paul Georges and the Teachers Union it was myself and all of us in the City that read and believed what the Sun published TODAY.
My name is Gerry and for believing Paul Georges I AM AN IDIOT!
In the Sun Today we read: Union President Paul Georges said members voted to make orientation day, the first day of school for teachers, an unpaid day this year. That move should save $400,000 to $450,000 he said. Orientation day comes a day before students arrive.
The union also voted to implement an “aggressive education program” aimed at getting more teachers and paraprofessionals educated about the three health-insurance plans the city offers.
But at the School Committee meeting which began at 7:00 instead of 6:00 Paul Georges was No where to be found, no formal announcements and a growing sense of frustration from committee members especially John Leahy and Jim Leary who looked ready to rip someone apart but kept their cool and composure.
Georges is apparently holding something back,not agreeing to anything until the last possible moment and to hell (again) with anyone except the Teachers Union. He seems to want to wait until the actual numbers from the State come through and to see how many people change their Health Care before they give up anything.
The Public doesn’t know what is going on and no one outside of King Paul and the School Committee will know because George is using the Shield of Collective Bargaining to play his hostage game and frustrate the School Committee.
I’ll offer Paul Georges this space to justify to all the parents, young teacher’s and city residence his selfish and arrogant stance but like others who I have offered this space to don’t hold your breath.
King Paul doesn’t give a care about anyone but his Union and Union members and to hell with a first year teacher or media specialist it’s all about seniority and what the older members DON’T want to give up.
My Friend keeps saying “We have every intention of doing our part. We’re waiting to see what the State and the City are going to do”
What she and Paul Georges failed to tell us is that they will wait and wait and wait and make life for young teachers, media specialist and the Lowell School Committee as trying, nerve-racking and uncomfortable has possible for has long as possible just to show them all who the real boss is. He is in control and only until he is ready will the School Dept.and the School Committee be able to set a real budget.