Earlier this week, teachers working in Mason, OH voted to allow their union leaders to call a strike if collective bargaining talks don’t begin to progress soon.  The teachers, represented by the Mason Education Association, have been negotiating with school district officials over a new employment contract since April.  Union officials are not expected to meet with district representatives again until July.  In the meantime, teachers’ salaries remain frozen. 

Interestingly, the teachers’ representatives declared earlier this week that they had lost confidence in Mason’s Superintendent.  Tellingly, a representative of the Board of Education was nonplussed, stating that talks would continue as scheduled.  We will keep you posted as negotiations continue.