Strike Date Announced: March 10

The SPFE Executive Board has announced that St. Paul educators will go on strike beginning on Tuesday, March 10th to fight for the schools St. Paul students deserve, and the profession that St. Paul educators deserve.

St. Paul educators do not take this decision lightly, but believe it is the only way to get the District to take our student-centered proposals seriously. We are fighting for a fully staffed mental health team in every building, more multilingual staff to help students and families, additional educators working with students with special needs and appropriate assignments so educators can give students more one-on-one attention.

Show your support for St. Paul educators as they fight for our students by setting up an “I Stand With St. Paul Educators” Facebook frame. Just follow this link, and select “Use Frame” at the bottom of the photo to let your friends and neighbors know that you’re a part of our movement.

Please know that the SPFE Bargaining Team is doing what it can to reach a settlement and has mediation scheduled with the District this Friday, as well as March 5 and 6. A small group will also meet this Saturday to discuss special education. More meetings are in the works.

We are absolutely committed to getting our students and educators the resources they need to succeed, and we hope that you’ll join us in our fight.

In Solidarity,
The SPFE Bargaining Team

P.S. Our efforts are attracting national attention and support. Check out some of the folks who have publicly shared their support for St. Paul educators and students.