Teachers in Tacoma, Washington, have voted to continue their strike, in defiance of a a court order to stop.
Rich Wood, the spokesman for the Tacoma teachers union, said teachers voted Thursday to continue their strike despite a judge’s Wednesday order. At a union meeting Thursday afternoon, 1,478 teachers voted to keep striking, Wood said, adding that 107 voted “no” or abstained. He said teachers were concerned about how Judge Bryan Chushcoff would react to their defying his order.
The Tacoma School District did not return a call seeking comment, but a message posted on the district’s website said school for 28,000 students would be suspended again Friday, as it has been for the rest of the week.
Chushcoff’s order on Wednesday was in a case the district brought against the striking teachers and their union.
After the ruling, District Superintendent Art Jarvis said he expected teachers to return to work while the union and school district continued stalled contract negotiations. At Read more at Tacoma teachers defy court order, vote to continue strike – CNN.com.