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School board battles over unions

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Tuesday evening the Shelby County Schools board of education battled over labor unions as board members debated whether to recognize certain labor unions that currently represent some Memphis City Schools employees.

Several union members were in attendance at the board of education meeting.

Even if the board recognized the unions, they wouldn't have collective bargaining rights. Interim Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said and the board's lawyer recommended a vote against the resolution.

Supporters, though, said it's about having a seat at the table.

The resolution failed by one vote.

Board members also passed several new and revised policies pertaining to things like vacation, sick leave and curriculum issues like text books and class sizes. They also decided to keep current uniform policies in effect for the 2013-14 school year.

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