Unions Opposed to Outlawing Teacher Strikes in PA
June 11th 2011 · 0 Comments
Proposals would outlaw teacher strikes in Pa.
The Pottstown Mercury
June 11, 2011
The beginning of the long, hot summer also marks the inevitable beginning of long, hot labor disputes between many school districts and unionized teachers. Just as inevitably, some of those impending disputes will result in strikes that disrupt the new school year.
Unlike 37 other states, including strongly pro-union neighbors New York and New Jersey, Pennsylvania still allows teachers to strike.
Two new bills, introduced by Republican Reps. Daryl Metcalfe of Butler County and Todd Rock of Franklin County, would outlaw teachers strikes and establish a system to lead to fair settlements.
The unions oppose the bills, claiming that they would tilt the field in favor of school boards.
[Note: In Pennsylvania, teachers are still paid even if they are on strike.]
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