No. 39 and 47 March Term, 1978, Appeals from the Final Decree of the Court of Common Pleas of Butler County, Civil Division-Equity, at No. 78-002.
Ronald N. Watzman, Daniel R. Delaney, Pittsburgh, for Butler Ed. Ass'n.
Robert P. Kane, Atty. Gen., Paul Schilling, Deputy Atty. Gen., Jack G. Handler, Harrisburg, for Com. of Pa.
Charles E. Dillon, Thomas W. King, III, Dillon, McCandless, King & Kemper, Butler, for Butler Area School Dist.
Leonard M. Sagot, Thomas W. Jennings, Philadelphia, for amicus curiae Pa. Federation of Teachers, AFT, AFL-CIO.
Jerome H. Gerber, James L. Cowden, Harrisburg, for amicus curiae Pa. AFL-CIO.
Michael I. Levin, Harrisburg, for amicus curiae Pa. School Boards Ass'n.
The Court of Common Pleas of Butler County ruled that the Public Employe Relations Act of July 23, 1970, P.L. 563, 43 P.S. § 1101 et seq., was unconstitutional in so far as it provides for the right to strike by teachers. This ruling was improvident, Wiegand v. Wiegand, 461 Pa. 482, 337 A.2d 256 (1975), and is declared of no effect.
Since the other issues posed by these appeals are now moot, the ...