What the Portelos PERB win means for every other union member

Union members win and lose cases all the time. From federal suits to grievances the courts and union offices are full of hearings. Sometimes members find themselves with a nice settlement.

But what if you don’t have to go there? What if, for the first time, in a long time, an abusive administrator would think twice before attacking a unionized subordinate. All because they do not want their names plastered in every school building and emailed to every employee. That right there is the key difference and connection to Portelos’ recent Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) win. Not only did he win, but the judge made the DOE self shame themselves by posting the loss in every school and district office and email it out. For more information read these stories:

‘Ex-Rubber room’ teacher wins fight against DOE retaliationhttps://nypost.com/2020/01/11/rubber-room-teacher-wins-fight-against-rampant-doe-retaliation/

“It’s bigger than just me and Principal Hill,” Portelos said of his battle. “The system is so rampant with retaliation, the DOE and its supervisors will have to think twice before going after someone who is active in the union or speaks up about school issues.”



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