Toledo Public Schools have cafeterias. Cafeterias have workers. Those workers are in a union - specifically the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFSCME. Not news so far - right?
TPS has an ad hoc Food Service committee and this committee, clearly of interest to the AFSCME union and its members, is scheduled to meet at 11 a.m. tomorrow.
Guess who won't be there?
The AFSCME business rep, David Blyth, Jr.
What could be more important than representing the TPS employees? Why Michigan, of course.
I'm on an email list that notifies me of all TPS meeting dates and times. Blyth is too, and he hit 'reply all' when he responded with this note:
I am unable to attend this meeting since I must be at the "Right to work" protest in Lansing Michigan. Sorry, Dave
Yes - instead of staying in Toledo to actually - you know, REPRESENT his members, he's going to the Michigan state capital to protest a bill that passed the Michigan legislature last week and is scheduled to be signed by the governor tomorrow.
Wonder if any of his members will mind being stood up for a useless exercise in media attention - in another state, no less...