PACT Acting President Brenda Robinson can now call for a job action* if she deems it necessary.
PACT members Tuesday also voted no confidence in Governor Mike Beebe, PCSSD Superintendent Jerry Guess and PCSSD School Board/Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell.
These unanimous votes come as a result of the removal of PACT's recognition as the bargaining agent for all district teachers, the dishonoring of PACT's legally-binding contract and the enforcing of budget cuts solely on the backs of teachers and district support staff.
"We are united in our resolve. The court system is slow. We filed lawsuits starting in May and yet we have no court date set and no resolution. Our issues are many: the lack of time to prepare for our classes, the health and safety of our students; the extensive non-instructional duties, the politics that negatively impact our ability to teach and the administration's blatant refusal to follow the laws that protect our students and teachers. We have been patient, but our patience is wearing thin."
*According to uslegal.com, a job action is a unified activity by employees aimed at putting pressure on the employer without resorting to a strike.