Posts tagged illegal strike

    Teachers strike in Haverhill, Massachusetts, enters third day despite court order

    October 19, 2022 // Such strikes are illegal in Massachusetts since state law prohibits strikes by public employees, which makes them exceptionally rare in the commonwealth. An Essex County Superior Court judge issued a temporary restraining order on Monday to stop Haverhill Education Association members from striking and reaffirmed that order on Tuesday. According to the court order, educators were to immediately return to work and the union was supposed to inform members of this obligation. However, the crowd of educators gathered on the lawn outside Haverhill City Hall. Many carried signs or wore clothing with union slogans printed in black and red

    Detroit teachers have an attendance problem

    October 19, 2022 // 40% of Detroit teachers were frequently or chronically absent last school year, according to the Detroit Public Schools Community District Detroit’s Superintendents Report from Oct. 11 reveals that teachers in Detroit have absenteeism issues. It placed the share of “Teachers with Excellent or Moderate Attendance” at 60.4% for the 2021-22 academic year. This is down from 83.8% in 2020-21. Pre-pandemic, the teacher rate was at 69.5% in 2018-19 and 82.6% in 2019-20. Last school year, 40% of teachers in Detroit were frequently or chronically absent. Frequently absent means between 11 and 17 days absent, while chronically absent means 18 or more days absent, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality.

    Judge denies EMU administration’s request to order striking faculty back to class now

    September 9, 2022 // EMU administration filed a suit in Washtenaw County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Sept. 7, asking the court to bar the university’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors from continuing its strike that began on Wednesday. The university claims the strike is illegal under Michigan law.

    Brookline teachers go on strike after failed weekend contract negotiations

    May 17, 2022 // The school committee points out that strikes by public employees are illegal in Massachusetts. Teachers' strikes are relatively rare in Massachusetts; Brookline's is the first since teachers in Dedham picketed in 2019.

    Fresno County Public Safety Association plans strike

    May 12, 2022 // According to county officials, Fresno County’s position is that a strike by correctional officers is illegal, therefore the County will be seeking an injunction to ensure that essential services are not interrupted.