Published Online: December 15, 2009
Published in Print: December 16, 2009, as Union's Loss of Recognition Spurs Walkout in Arkansas

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Union's Loss of Recognition Spurs Walkout in Arkansas

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The Pulaski County, Ark., special school district’s board has voted to withdraw recognition of unions that represent teachers and the support staff, prompting a one-day work stoppage on Dec. 10.

The 4-2 vote Dec. 8 followed a confrontation between board members and union officials after the board announced it would delay action on new contracts.

Officials with the Pulaski Association of Classroom Teachers and the Pulaski Association of Support Staff criticized the boards failure to act on the proposed contracts. Negotiating teams representing the 18,000-student district and the unions had reached a tentative teachers agreement, and union membership had ratified the proposal.

Vol. 29, Issue 15, Page 4

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