After two days of striking, a Quaker school in Downtown Brooklyn has agreed to recognize a union formed by its teachers and staff.
“The strike which began on Monday ended last night,” the Brooklyn Friends School union announced on Twitter, calling the move “a complete victory for the workers.”
The decision came after BFS teachers, teachers from other schools, members of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and families picketed on Monday and Tuesday in front of the school’s building, at 375 Pearl Street. Some parents set up a GoFundMe campaign to support the strikers, raising more than $58,500 as of this morning. The money will be refunded since the teachers can now return to work.
“At the moment, all that matters is reopening our…