5 days down, 10 to go: thank you @NSTeachersUnion local presidents, reps & members! #withwozney #nstu #president

All NSTU presidential candidates receive 15 days of release time for campaign purposes.

Beginning on the Monday after the close of March break until election day on May 23, candidates have support to cross the province to connect with members at over three hundred sites in 23 locals in every county, 8 school boards, 13 Community College campuses and 3 community learning centres. It’s a huge job, but it’s a treat to work with local presidents, reps and members across the NSTU to make the most of these times.

Today marked the end of day 5 for me, leaving 10 days of campaign time between now and election day. So far, #withwozney’s campaign tally:

  • 17 schools visited
  • 6 candidates forums (check out #withwozney audio from these events here)
  • 13 locals connected
  • 2109.7km logged
  • 23 blog posts, 25 Facebook Posts, 25 tweets, 13 Instagram posts (30 photos)

Thanks to the many who have provided opportunity to meet & interact with NSTU members. Looking forward to the stretch run. Invites and suggestions welcome- hit me back at @withwozney on Twitter, or by email at pwwozney@nstu.ca. See you soon!

Strength to Advocate #withwozney: the power of the president to write

A vote #withwozney gives NSTU members a president with strength to advocate.

As president, communication that elevates the cause of public education and the status of our profession demands skill, conviction and polish as a speaker, interviewee, writer, social media presence and more.

A vote #withwozney supports someone who did all of this before they had a position, and has continued to do so after they obtained a position.

You won’t have to hope that I can communicate in a way that resonates with members and the public. You can know that I already have.

This piece has been read over 22,000 times, and teacher organizations across Canada and abroad have shared it with their members as part of empowering them in job action to challenge for fair wages and quality working conditions.

On May 23, your vote #withwozney empowers a president unafraid to speak up for what matters most to members. I invite you to join me in realizing an NSTU we can be proud of.


To my kids’ teachers on Work to Rule

Facebook Note (self-published), December 9, 2016

Published as an opinion piece by Local Xpress (now closed)