About 150 teachers turned out for the Gloucester Township school board meeting Monday. Just about all were clad in bright, red polo shirts and blue and white buttons that read "United in Excellence."
In a state where it's illegal for teachers to strike, the township educators were flexing their muscles in another way.
"We just wanted make sure they don't forget about us," said Gloucester Township Education Association President Angel McDermott.
She said the next step is mediation for the 600-plus members in her bargaining unit. Their contract expired in June and now they're waiting for one of a limited number of state mediators to become available.
Until then, at board meetings like Monday's at Glen Landing Middle School, McDermott and the teachers will make their presence known.