My afternoon returning calls on speakerphone as I respond to emails.

Contrary to stereotypes, staffers at our Labor Council and with our unions are terribly overworked, underpaid, and operate with few resources. Our internal slogan, “The Labor Council: We work 80 hours a week, so you can work 40.” Notice the red button on the bottom right hand of the picture. It is former voiceofsandiego.org reporter Evan McLaughlin’s Bullshit Detector.

My scheduler, Lindsay, is a graduate of SDSU’s teaching program. With cutbacks at the District, Lindsay faces what so many young teachers are facing — the possibility of a career change.

— LORENA GONZALEZ

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