The Columbus Education Association union — which represents over 4,000 teachers, nurses and other education professionals at the Columbus City Schools district — said it will be its first strike in decades.
Columbus City Schools serves 47,000 students, according to the district.
Despite the strike, the school year is still scheduled to begin Wednesday, but classes will be online and led by substitutes, according to school district's website.
The district says its own administrators may also teach online classes while the strike continues. But since teachers make up most of the district's coaching staff, sports activities may be rescheduled or canceled, according to the website.
The strike at Columbus City Schools isn't the only one happening this week.
The union in Philadelphia, 32BJ SEIU, is asking for higher wages and adequate training programs.
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