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Holder likens MUSD to Titanic

Union president urges Galvez to change course

An estimated 350 Madera Unified Teachers Association members crowded the board room and hallways of Madera Unified's district office, and some even spilled out onto the parking lot just before school trustees went into closed session at their board meeting Tuesday evening.

The local educators, most of them dressed in red shirts, showed up to support their union leadership, as negotiations between MUTA and MUSD appear to be breaking down.

MUTA President David Holder said he has told Madera Unified Board President Al Galvez that "he is the captain of the Titanic, and he has been warned we are heading right at the iceberg with 1,100 teachers and 20,000 students on his ship."

Holder said the negotiations are reaching "an impasse situation and a possible strike scenario." ...


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