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Strike Will Continue

Posted by wlpo on October 2, 2009

After six more hours of meeting last night, the Ottawa Township High School Teachers Association and the school board still can’t come to a contract agreement.

Teacher association President Glenn Weatherford claims the school board walked out of last night’s mediation meeting without putting a fair offer forward.  Weatherford had said earlier in the day the  union was prepared to present new proposals for health insurance and salary, the two main sticking points of negotiations.  But according to board president George Hupp, the school board held firm on its 1% salary increase offer and a $172 a month contribution towards family health insurance.  Both proposals were turned down again by teachers according to Hupp.

Weatherford meanwhile says the teachers strike will continue into next week.

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