Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Teachers file charges against Perelman board of directors

A screen grab from the Perelman Jewish Day School web site, pjds.org.
A screen grab from the Perelman Jewish Day School web site, pjds.org.

WYNNEWOOD The Perelman Jewish Day School Faculty Association has filed unfair labor practices charges against the school's board of directors for withdrawing recognition of the union.

The case, filed Monday with the National Labor Relations Board in Philadelphia, alleges that the board offered teachers one-year contracts for next year that would allow them to be fired without notice or cause. It also alleges that the board told teachers they would be without jobs in September if they did not accept the board's conditions.

Perelman serves children in kindergarten through fifth grade at campuses in Wynnewood and Melrose Park. Tracey Specter, the president of the board of directors, did not respond to an e-mail for comment.

The school's collective bargaining agreement with the 60-member union expires on Aug. 31. The board told teachers it will honor the contract until then.

- Kathy Boccella

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