Gov. Peter Shumlin was eager to chastize state employees who filed a grievance seeking double pay for work performed after Tropical Storm Irene.
Now Vermont GOP chairwoman Pat McDonald wants Shumlin to use the bully pulpit to criticize another group of public sector employees: the teachers who continue to strike in southern Vermont.
"It is outrageous that this strike has gone on for so long, and it's time for the Governor to speak up and tell the striking teachers to get back to work," said McDonald in a written statement issued Friday. "Parents need to get back to their jobs, and kids need to get back into the classroom. As Vermont's Commissioner of Education put it earlier this week, it is time to stand up for the silent victims of strikes: students."
Will Shumlin weigh in? Stay tuned.
-- Thatcher Moats