BUTTE — School administrators in a Montana town have gone on strike after failing to reach a contract, forcing the closure of schools for the duration of the work stoppage.
The 15 principals, assistant principals and directors voted last week to strike at 6 p.m. Tuesday if they did not have a contract. Administrators were seeking the same percentage raise that non-union administrators are set to receive.
Schools were closed Wednesday and for the duration of the strike. All school-sanctioned sports and activities were canceled as well.