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Hudson teachers suspended for sick-out


HUDSON, Wis. (AP) -- The Hudson school board is punishing teachers who reportedly participated in a sick-out Feb. 18 to protest Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's budget bill.

The schools were closed that day because the district couldn't find enough substitute teachers. On Tuesday night, the school board decided to punish 40 district employees, most of them teachers.

WQOW-TV reports they were given unpaid suspensions, ranging from one to 15 days.

The district says the tougher penalties were for employees who encouraged others to call in sick, discussed union business or talked to reporters on school property.

The suspensions must be served by the end of this school year.

Teachers can appeal the discipline through collective bargaining.

The WQOW-TV story is here:

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