Furlough days in dispute in Pasco
We reported yesterday that the United School Employees of Pasco has rejected the school district's proposal to have all year-round employees be furloughed for four days, and everyone else three days.
What we didn't know was that the USEP is preparing for a legal fight over the issue.
From the union's latest e-mail advisory, sent out an hour ago:
"Right up until recently, the District had publically acknowledged the need to bargain furlough days, it now claims that a recent ruling from the Public Relations Commission gives the District the right to institute furloughs without bargaining or even going through the impasse process. USEP disputes the interpretation of the ruling and has put the District on notice that it will take legal action if the District institutes furloughs for teachers and SRP without a negotiated agreement."
The sides are scheduled to talk again on Tuesday. This could get interesting.