Question of the Week

2011-09-11T10:12:00Z Question of the Week Montana Standard
September 11, 2011 10:12 am

Schools throughout the Butte School District were shuttered for two days last week as 15 school administrators called a strike that was honored by teachers and other union district employees. The strick cost students class time and disrupted practice schedules for extra-curricular activities.

Do you think that school administrators should have the right to strike?

Yes: striking is labor's most effective negotiating tactic

No: School is too important to be canceled

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  1. JackO
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    JackO - September 12, 2011 8:42 pm
    There must be two viewpoints at play here. Maybe that is the problem you describe. Actually it's a problem where a solution is possible. That is why we have collective bargaining. To resolve different viewpoints. I know some people prefer uniformity. Not me.

    Uniformity is ... well, Uniformity is is too one sided from my perspective.
  2. jhburton
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    jhburton - September 12, 2011 11:59 am
    jenks11 said: "In all the places that I have lived School Principles are a part of management and not part of the problem. Why is Butte so much different than the rest of the country."

    Exactly.

    Ask a Teamster; he'll be able to answer that question.

  3. jenks11
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    jenks11 - September 11, 2011 2:25 pm
    In all the places that I have lived School Principles are a part of management and not part of the problem. Why is Butte so much different than the rest of the country.
  4. JackO
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    JackO - September 11, 2011 11:47 am
    Put a binding arbitration clause in the contract so a strike is not one of the solutions. Strike's are for impossible situations, this was not one of those.

    School is not like emergency services (police and fire protection), but people treat school like it is indispensible. I understand the public rage, after all, nobody wants their kids back for a few days, can you blame them?

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