Contact: Albert O'Leary
PBA Communications Director
212-298-9190

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

September 4, 2014
For Immediate Release




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PBA PRESIDENT SLAMS UFT
FOR SCARE TACTICS TO PREVENT TEACHERS
FROM WEARING NYPD SHIRTS IN SUPPORT
OF POLICE OFFICERS

 

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“Teachers wearing NYPD shirts to school only underscores the solid relationship that exists between rank and file teachers and police officers.  Mike Mulgrew needs to consider the opinions of the vast majority of his members before misusing their dues money to support anti-police issues.  Besides, what could be inappropriate about showing support for the police department that protects teachers and students alike?  I also find it odd that a union would use management-like scare tactics in order to suppress the free expression of their members' ideas.  That goes against all of the principles for which unions stand.”

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