Wave Of Nevada Teachers Calling In Sick Ruled As An Illegal Strike

  • A judge on Wednesday ordered a teachers union to put an end to teacher absences that have forced Las Vegas-area school closures and that she said are “very clearly a strike,” amid a contract battle in a state where it is illegal for public employees to walk off the job.
  • Since Sept. 1, unexpected staff shortages have led eight schools to cancel classes for the day and two others to combine classes, according to the Clark County School District, the largest in Nevada and the fifth largest in the nation with about 295,000 students.
  • One school had 87% of its teachers call in sick on the same day.
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