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Wave of teacher absences forcing Vegas-area school closures deemed an illegal strike, judge finds

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge has found that the teachers union in Las Vegas is behind a wave of absences this month during a bitter contract battle. On Wednesday the judge issued an injunction order to end what she said is “very clearly a strike.” The Clark County School District says unprecedented absences this month have led to eight schools closing for the day and two others combining classes. The district says one of those schools had more than 87% of its teachers call out sick. The union has denied any involvement in the recent wave of teacher absences. It’s illegal for public employees in Nevada to strike.

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