All You Need to Know About Binding Arbitration
GoLocalProv puts the added price tag of binding arbitration for teachers at $2 billion (albeit with few specific details). For my part, I’d say that National Education Association of Rhode Island Executive Director Bob Walsh tells us all we need to know about binding arbitration:
Expanding the binding arbitration law to teachers and other school employees would mean “no strikes, no work-to-rule, no disruption of the education environment,” Walsh said. “It will bring labor peace and let teachers teach and just focus on the kids.”
Take a moment to roll that statement around in your mind and consider its various angles. People who are willing to “disrupt the education environment” and the communities that they supposedly serve to secure high pay raises and low copays are willing to give up their weapons for binding arbitration. That’s how much they expect binding arbitration to work in their favor.