WSPTA Guidance on Work Stoppage and Contract Negotiation

Due to ongoing contract negotiation between the District and employees, we’ve had some questions on PTA’s role.

WSPTA and National PTA recommend their constituent PTAs and councils remain neutral during collective bargaining. WSPTA and National PTA both recognize that negotiations between local school districts and education associations can sometimes reach an impasse, and teachers and/or other support professionals may engage in work stoppages. It is the position of PTA that disruption to the educational system in the form of work stoppages and/or strikes is often detrimental to the best interest of the children and families affected by those actions.

For more information, here is the WSPTA guidance document. If you have questions, please contact Mindy Lincicome, LWPTSA Council President.