Protecting Educators’ Bargaining Rights and Negotiations
Executive Director Paul Stark and Associate Executive Director Matt Compton met with Senator Thayn, Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, and Senator Cook, who serves on the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee, to discuss detrimental legislation we anticipate coming back next session. The “Shall to May” bill would put the decision to bargain unilaterally in the hands of school boards. As the law stands now, local associations have the right to request negotiations with their local boards. If this law were to pass next session, that right would be eliminated.