Oklahoma Union Officials Call Illegal Strike
The illegal strike is on for Easter Monday. Teacher union officials have gotten the raises they wanted, but will still stage an illegal strike on Monday, in some places, with full permission from the school board. Obviously it wasn’t all about the money.
It is about the power. Madison Park has the story on cnn.com.
For weeks, Oklahoma teachers have been considering a walkout over what they say is their breaking point over pay and education funding. The state ranks 49th in the nation in teacher salaries, according to the National Education Association, in a list that includes Washington, D.C. Mississippi and South Dakota rank lower.