The teachers union sues to say the school board MUST negotiate with them weather they like it or not. The school board fires back that the union truly did not hit the required number of members and the Maggart bill will make it all moot any way.
School board attorney Jim Fuqua said he believes the association might not have the majority needed to negotiate.
"Quite frankly, it is close enough that it is hard to tell," Fuqua said. "The staff said they had 52.5 percent of the gross number of people with teacher's certificates, but that is really irrelevant.
"The question is, did they have 50 percent plus one of the people holding jobs that 'require' a teacher's license? There are a number of union members who couldn't be counted because their job does not 'require' a teacher's license."
I fail to see why anyone has the guaranteed right to force an employer to negotiate with a union if they don't want to. Where else besides government does that happen in the real world?