MADISON (AP) — The Madison teachers union will be demanding that the district begin new collective bargaining contract negotiations in light of a court ruling overturning parts of a state law that previously forbid it.
John Matthews, head of the Madison teachers union, said Monday that the request is likely to be sent to the district on Tuesday.
Madison superintendent Jane Belmore did not say in a statement whether the district would negotiate with the union. Belmore says the district was still gathering information in preparation of a board of education meeting Monday night.
Belmore says there are still a lot of unanswered questions.
Madison school employees are currently covered under a union contract that ends on June 30, 2012. Typically, talks for the next two-year contract wouldn't begin until February.
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