First Back to School Teacher Strike Planned in California

Banning teacher union officials are planning a strike for the first day back to school.  Welcome back, students and parents!   Ryan Hagen has the story in the Press-Enterprise online.

It would be the first teachers’ strike in Riverside County since 1979, when Moreno Valley Unified School District teachers went on strike for 13 days over budget cuts after the passage of Proposition 13, according to Ed Sibby, a Temecula-based communications consultant for the California Teachers Association. In Southern California, teachers in the Alpine and San Ysidro school districts in San Diego County went on strike in 2014.

Teachers plan to return to work Monday, Aug. 13, or earlier if district officials agree to negotiate, he said.