May 7, 2018 / Modified may 7, 2018 9:32 a.m.

Attorney Explains Difference Between Walkout and Strike

Employment Attorney Barney Holtzman also discussed whether districts can be sued for the walkout.

The teacher walkouts prompted the Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute to threaten superintendents with a lawsuit. The conservative think tank claims some districts broke state law by coordinating with teachers and closing schools for what it deemed an "illegal strike."

Employment attorney Barney Holtzman discussed the difference between a strike and a walkout, and the legitimacy of the Goldwater Institute's claims.

“It is a political position, depending on whether you are for or against what is being debated, you would call it a strike or walkout,” explained Holtzman.  

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