Spokane school board readies legal action against strike

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane school board is getting ready for legal action in case school employees go on strike on Friday.

The Spokesman-Review reports the school board voted Wednesday night to give the superintendent the ability to fire striking workers and bring legal action against the union.

The district and the union that represents all school employees — not just teachers — have been bargaining almost around the clock to reach an agreement before Friday.

School board president Jeffrey Bierman says the resolution was a precautionary move and the board hopes the district will have no need to seek an injunction against the strike.

Meanwhile, teachers in Pasco are entering their third day on strike. And Seattle teachers plan to take a strike vote Thursday evening.