The Washington Board of Education probably is going to adopt policies that could lead to a teachers’ union or another organization being the sole representative in negotiations over pay and benefits. The National Educational Association (NEA) has indicated that it wants to be the lone negotiator when pay and benefits are determined.
The Washington district now has no formal policy designating which group, or groups, that represent teachers can be at the table. It has negotiated in the past with representatives from the NEA and Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA). This informal policy has worked.
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