Cincinnati Public Schools unions take votes of no confidence, superintendent responds

All six unions that contract with Cincinnati Public Schools have made votes of no confidence in Superintendent Iranetta Wright. The superintendent has created a culture of fear and intimidation, union leaders said Monday, while adding to administrative bloat, mismanaging the district’s budget, micromanaging workers and violating union contracts. The unions are calling for her resignation.

Representatives from the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers, the Cincinnati Federation of Office Professionals, the Greater Cincinnati Building Trades Union, the Cincinnati Association of Administrators and Supervisors and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees gathered outside the district’s education center Monday afternoon to announce the vote results. The sixth union, Local 20 International Union Of Operating Engineers, could not attend because their contract is still open.

None of the unions’ leaders would say how many members voted, just that the votes were unanimous. The unions represent more than 6,000 employees with the district, including teachers, principals, secretaries, nurses, electricians, food service workers, custodians, security personnel and other workers.

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Matt Zalaznick is the managing editor of District Administration and a life-long journalist. Prior to writing for District Administration he worked in daily news all over the country, from the NYC suburbs to the Rocky Mountains, Silicon Valley and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He's also in a band.

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