A target on my back. “Bygones” twenty years ago

I left too early for church clean up to read the Trib but a friend noted the Bygones from twenty years ago and sent it to me:

From today’s Bygones,
Sept. 23, 1997

The Duluth teachers union filed a lawsuit yesterday seeking to stop school administrators from taking action against teachers who distributed endorsement fliers in schools the day before the primary election. Administrators say teachers violated the board’s policy on political activities on school premises.

A plan to build a golf course at Spirit Mountain found little support at a public meeting yesterday. Most people who addressed the Spirit Mountain Board said they either totally opposed the idea or were concerned that promises by developers wouldn’t be kept.

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.

My friend asked if this is when the unions started taking control?

I didn’t answer that question but mentioned that a short time later DFT Prez Frank Wanner told me “Welty you will be a target in the next election.”

I was. I won.

Things don’t always change. Recently our Superintendent had to send out an email to staff reminding them to campaign on their own time not on their work time.
No one was campaigning for me.

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