What is the deal with city labor contracts? The teachers went back to school this year without a signed contract. A number of other city unions contracts have also expired.
I’m not a labor lawyer or a union member and don’t really know much about how this process typically works. That said, it sure seems more than a bit odd for much of the city government to have had their labor contracts expired without a replacement in place.
Is this common or typical in other towns? It seems to be the norm in Newton, at least in recent years.
I have no answers or information, just questions.