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1939 Langley Affair

1939 Langley Affair imageIn 1939, the Langley school board refused to implement an arbitrated salary award. Forty Langley teachers led by Connie Jervis and supported by the BCTF took on the school board and other community leaders in their struggle to have the salary award implemented. They endured vilification in the local and regional press, were fired, reinstated then demoted. Nevertheless, they persisted, the board was fired, and the local won an important victory for all teachers.

Connie Jervis