Judge Orders Teachers Back To Work As Contract Dispute Ends

On behalf of The Law Office of Lynnette Ariathurai, A Professional Corporation posted in Contract Disputes on Monday, March 26, 2018.

Many California teachers and others throughout the nation understand what it's like to feel as though their career needs are not being met regarding their employment contracts with administrators. When a contract dispute arises, it often takes months to achieve a fair and satisfactory solution. Sometimes, when negotiations fail to achieve the desired end goal, the court's intervention may be sought to help move forward.

A group of teachers in New Jersey recently went on strike for the first time in 20 years. The strike occurred after an 8-month contract dispute appeared to have no end in sight. However, the strike did not last more than a day because a judge order the teachers back to work.

The judge granted the school district a preliminary injunction. As part of the teachers' return to their classrooms, a tentative contract agreement was forged after 13 hours of discussion. All that remains to seal the deal is for the union to agree with the contract proposal. It is believed by most people involved in the situation that the union will find the newly proposed agreement acceptable. In the meantime, when the teachers return to their classrooms, all school programs are scheduled to resume as usual.

There are currently several groups teachers in other states battling out similar problems, some of whom will likely wind up striking as the teachers in New Jersey did. California business and commercial law attorneys often help resolve similar employer/employee disputes. Many times, such disputes pertain to wages, benefits and other compensation-related issues.

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