Reopening debate testing Biden’s ties with teachers unions

first_imgThe school reopening debate is presenting an early test of President Joe Biden’s allegiance with powerful teachers unions. As teachers unions in some areas demand vaccines before returning to in-person instruction, the CDC’s director on Wednesday said teachers do not need vaccines to reopen safely. Some believed the CDC’s position would drive a wedge between Biden and teachers unions, but unions say that’s not the case. Even those demanding vaccines say shots would not be required if schools were taking other steps to make buildings safe. But they say schools have failed to update ventilation systems and take other important steps, making vaccines critical.last_img read more

Legendary manager joins Berahino debate: ‘It’s completely unacceptable for a player to strike!’

first_imgBassett endured similar circumstances when Dutch forward Pierre van Hooijdonk, who he labelled a ‘waste of space’, refused to play during his time at Forest, and the 70-year-old feels Berahino is obliged to honour his contract.“It’s completely unacceptable for a player to go on strike. They’ve signed a contract and if the club don’t honour that the player is straight onto the PFA who come down on them like a tonne of bricks,” Bassett told talkSPORT.“If he refuses to play then the club can suspend him and fine him two weeks wages every two weeks but of course it’s no help to the club and no use to the player.“You have to accept that if the clubs can’t agree a fee you’ve got to get on with it – you never know what might happen six months later.”Berahino’s public damning of Peace has cast the spotlight over the Baggies chairman after he continually blocked the 22-year-old’s proposed exit, and Bassett claims neither protagonist, Peace or Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, are to blame for the fiasco.He added: “Peace is entitled to ask what figure he wants for Berahino. It’s not up to him to decide what he thinks it is unless there’s a buyout clause in his contract.“You can’t blame him for trying to get the maximum money he can and you can’t blame Levy for only being prepared to go so far.“The buying club thinks that the selling club will get desperate right at the death or the other club hangs on and they hope they get the figure they want.“There’s brinkmanship the entire time – these things always get left to the last moment.” 1 Former Wimbledon and Nottingham Forest manager Dave Bassett has become the latest footballing figurehead to discuss the Saido Berahino transfer furore, stating it is ‘completely unacceptable’ for a player to go on strike.Tottenham had two deadline day bids rejected for the West Brom striker, who duly took to Twitter to vent his frustration and pledged never to play for the Baggies again while chairman Jeremy Peace is still at the helm.last_img read more