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Tacoma asks court to order teachers back to work

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TACOMA, Wash. – Thousands of students in Washington state’s third-largest school district will be spending a second day out of class as school officials seek a court order to force hundreds of striking teachers back to work.

A Superior Court hearing has been scheduled at 9 a.m. Wednesday on the Tacoma School District’s request for an injunction to order nearly 1,900 teachers back to work. The district’s lawyers contend that public employees cannot legally strike under state law. Tacoma Education Association spokesman Rich Wood said union lawyers will be ready with a response.

Still, CBS News affiliate KIRO-TV of Seattle reports that some teachers said they won’t obey a back-to-work order.

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