Tim Sheldon on radio: Teachers shouldn’t be paid to play hooky

Senator Tim Sheldon

On Friday morning’s John Carlson Show on KVI-AM, Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, discusses his bill requiring that striking schoolteachers be docked their pay when they go on strike. What most people don’t realize, he says, is that teachers are paid their full salaries when they walk off the job — unlike workers in the private sector, who aren’t paid when they don’t work.