Joseph Del Grasso, president of the Newark Teachers Union, June 15, 2008.
There is not supposed to be politics involved in public schools.
Maybe a Teachers’ Union staffer wasn’t reading the paper on Sunday before this hatchet job was mailed out to Newark residents on Monday:
The attack by Newark’s political bosses and Booker on Congressman Donald Payne, State Senator Ronald Rice and Assemblyman Wilfredo Carabello are unconscionable…Carabello, Payne and Rice have been working for Newarkers all their lives.
Where was Booker during the Civil Rights struggle? Congressman Payne has supported womens’ and minority rights in congress.
Carabello, Payne and Rice have fought for injured health benefits and the raising of the minimum wage plus safety concerns and the improvement of Workers Compensation for working men and women and labor unions. Newarkers have benefited from their representation.
Who is the mayor to kick them out of office? Where does he have the right? Newarkers have to stand up. Newark should not be for sale.
The True Character of Newark’s Mayor was made known when he claimed that Judy Digg’s took a bribe. [sic] She couldn’t defend herself because she had passed away. So much for a Rhodes Scholar.