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PCSSD teachers' union lawsuit

Monday a judge heard both sides in the lawsuit filed by the Pulaski Association of Classroom Teachers against the PCSSD. In December, the School Board voted to decertify PACT.
Monday a judge heard both sides in the lawsuit filed by Pulaski Association of Classroom Teachers, PACT, against the Pulaski County Special School District. In December, the School Board voted to decertify PACT. The judge ordered the two groups to mediate.

"We contend it was a breach of contract," said PACT President Marty Nix. "They pulled our recognition without cause."

Then on December 10th, 579 teachers left the classroom for what they called a Fair Treatment walkout.

FOX16 asked Board Vice President Charlie Wood if he could forsee the school board voting to certify PACT again. Wood said, "I do not see that happening. I think there are four board members who will not agree to recertify PACT to recognize PACT again."

Decertifying the union leaves PACT with no bargaining power.

"They will no longer have collective bargaining rights in the district, basically," said Acting Superintendent Rob McGill.

Monday, Judge Fox told both parties to mediate, to talk for two weeks and try and find a solution.  So now the big question is can both sides reach in agreement in two weeks. If not Judge Fox will decide.
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