GOP Teacher Layoff Law An Invitation To Lawsuits Says Union By Michael McIntee | February 21, 2012 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Education Subscribe to Education Follow this author Click to watch video of teacher layoff law Senate hearing Click to watch video of teacher layoff law Senate hearingTeachers with seniority shouldn’t be worried about a law allows school boards to lay them off instead of less senior teachers says Senator Gen Olson (R-Minnetonka). She says if they are good and haven’t retired on the job, they will remain employed because they are valuable. Jan Alswager of Education Minnesota, a teachers’ union, says the law isn’t necessary since a law passed last year allows schools to fire teachers if they aren’t improving. Alswager says the proposed law will create a “lot of chaos, a lot of grievances, (and) possible lawsuits. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.