Action Alert: Ask Merrick board member Traci Powell why Merrick teachers don’t deserve union benefits

Traci Powell is a union member — and a Merrick Academy board member!

As an employee of the City University of New York, Traci’s union contract allows her to enjoy steady salary increases (10-15% since 2007), a generous retirement plan (8-10% employer contribution), and job security (transparent disciplinary and grievance procedures).

Yet she sits on a board that denies these same benefits to the teachers and staff of Merrick Academy Public Charter School and that wastes millions of dollars hiring a for-profit management company and a union-busting law firm.

Please call or email Traci and ask why she thinks charter teachers don’t deserve the same benefits and protections that she has. You can reach her at 718-281-5768 or on e-mail at