Republican lawmakers unveiled legislation today that would make teacher strikes a thing of the past. The lawmakers join a group of parents and school district officials who want to outlaw strikes. The proposed law will allow mediation, fact finding, and arbitration between school districts and teachers unions. The bills supporters say teacher strikes hurt communities and children by interrupting the school year. They also say that outlawing strikes will make all parties accountable during contract negotiations. Locally, the bill is supported by Crawford County Representative Brad Roae.