Strongsville Board of Education files unfair labor practice charge against teachers' union in strike

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - The Strongsville Board of Education filed an unfair labor practice charge against the teachers' union. It's for calling on school board members who are not on the bargaining team to support binding interest arbitration.

The board asked the State Employment Relations Board to order the Strongsville Education Association and its members to "cease and desist from engaging in unlawful direct dealing and from interfering with the BOE's selection of bargaining representatives."

"They're elected public officials," SEA president Tracy Linscott said. "We have a right to send them a letter and ask them questions."

Strongsville teachers have been on strike for eight weeks. The school board has rejected the SEA's proposal to enter into binding interest arbitration.

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