Teachers defy union’s warnings, show support for NYPD

Sep 5, 2014 by

Angry city teachers who refused to be bullied by their union posted Facebook photos on Thursday of themselves in NYPD T-shirts — after the UFT warned them not to wear the “inappropriate apparel” on the first day of classes.

Many teachers had worn the shirts to school on Tuesday and Wednesday as a show of support for cops in the wake of the Eric Garner death and union-backed rally by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

But they were warned by a UFT official in an e-mail late Wednesday that, “as public employees, one must remain objective at all times. Certain T-shirt messages may appear to be supportive, but individuals (parents, students) may see a different meaning in that message.”

The memo also raised the specter of “potential implications” career-wise, noting: “Principals may report any inappropriate apparel to the chancellor.”

via Teachers defy union’s warnings, show support for NYPD | New York Post.

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