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Union President Challenges Election Results

Baltimore Teachers Union

The president of the Baltimore Teachers Union has formally challenged the results of this week’s election, which she lost by 62 votes.

Marietta English and her Progressive Caucus say their opponents, The Union We Deserve, violated election rules by campaigning on school grounds and by contacting teachers at their homes and through school emails.

"That’s one of the biggest things you cannot do," said Corey Debnam, the chairman of the Progressive Caucus. Even if teachers voluntarily gave up their email addresses, sending campaign information through work emails is a major violation, he said.

"Something needs to be done about this blatant disregard of the rules and regulations."

Thomas Frazier, head of the union’s elections committee, could not be reached.

Mary Rose is a reporter and senior news producer for 88.1 WYPR FM, a National Public Radio member station in Baltimore. At the local news desk, she assigns stories, organizes special coverage, edits news stories, develops series and reports.
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