Well finally we see the true colors of organized labor right here in Parsippany.
The Memorial Day Parade is just a few short days away, and the NJEA has told the people who work with the band at Parsippany High and Parsippany Hills that they will NOT be allowed to have the two bands march in this parade dedicated to the memory of those brave Men and Women who died in Service to Our Country… But the union does NOT care… It is NOT in the contract, therefore the teachers were forbidden to take part or face Union discipline.
Well then how about the Seniors who have spent countless hundreds of hours practicing to be an active member of the Band, or the Color Corp and for whom this would have been the finale of their years of being a Band Member, one last chance to put on the uniform, take out the instruments and march with- while playing the music they love…IT DOES NOT MATTER TO THE UNION!! After years of job actions where we have been told by the union that it is ‘ALL FOR THE CHILDREN” that they could care less about the kids, their only concern is about them, about their pocket books and how much more they can squeeze the Board of Education to satisfy their unquenchable demands…
The teacher in Parsippany are among the highest paid in this area, and in the state of New Jersey…They always seem to forget the $25,000 a year benefit package they get, a retirement plan that no one outside of teaching will ever get, where they make almost the same amount in pension as they did actually working…
I think it is unforgivable what they are doing, stealing the last chance for Senior Band Members to have that one last memory..That one last walk down North Beverwyck Road and finally onto the next stage of their lives…I ask the Board of Education to deal harshly with the Union, to NEVER give into them, to remember what they have done by depriving the Band of the ability for one last march past their Parents, Family, Grandparents and show that all their efforts and hard work was worth it…But it will never happen now..
All that the NJEA and Parsippany Teacher Union has done is show that the saying ‘UNION BUMS’ is alive and well in our town..