From the Harford County Educators Association:
The Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County has today signed a temporary restraining order against the Harford County Board of Education. It directs the Harford Board to engage in good-faith negotiations with HCEA.
This court action came in response to a petition to the court filed by the Public School Labor Relations Board. (The Labor Board is the legally constituted body that hears and rules on labor disputes between public school employers and employees.)
On March 30, 2012, the Labor Board ordered the Harford Board of Education to return to the bargaining table within five days and bargain in good faith with HCEA regarding teacher salary increases for the 2011-2012 school year.
After the Harford Board of Education refused to comply with that order, the Labor Board filed a petition asking the court to enforce its March 30th order. With the issuing of this Circuit Court order, the Harford Board of Education must now comply with the Labor Board’s earlier order and return to the bargaining table within five days.
This Order was necessary because of the Board of Education’s refusal to comply with its legal obligation. As a result, the Board of Education has spent over $40,000 of taxpayer money, all of which could have been used for the educational program. Instead it has been utilized to circumvent the Board’s very clear statutory obligation to bargain in good faith with the employees of the Harford County Public Schools.
Want to Know Where Harford County has MONEY?
Attend the presentation by Robert Pellicoro a well-respected financial analyst; who show you how Harford County is using your tax dollars.
Monday May 21, 2012
Bel Air High School Media Center 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Following the meeting we will walk over to the Board of Education Building where Pellicoro will share this information with the Board of Education.