AALA administrators are at a disadvantage when it comes to showing solidarity, especially when in the middle of negotiations. They cannot beat the strike threat drum because the contract prohibits work stoppages for administrators. Wearing T-shirts on a given day is also almost impossible, especially if you are the sole administrator at a site. And even if we did, the most reaction we would receive is probably a quick head turn for dressing more casually than usual. Moreover, administrators cannot leave their work sites and descend upon a Board meeting to show unity and solidarity.
Being the problem solvers we are, and because we are now at the negotiations table, the idea emerged to