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Some encouraging news regarding the teacher's strike in Mount Olive, Illinois.

The union is planning to return to the bargaining table tonight. Union officials will meet with school board officials at 7 PM. The two sides were not set to sit down until Monday.

Schools in the district have been closed since the strike started on Monday.

Published in Local News
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 09:35

Mount Olive teachers' strike continues

The teachers' strike in Mount Olive, Illinois will continue despite six hours of talks between the school board and union officials last night.

Even with help from a federal mediator, no deal was reached.  Union officials say the district is asking teachers to take a pay cut.  

District officials say a shrinking student population and cuts in state funding mean the district has to make budget cuts.  

But teachers say cutting their pay isn't fair because other district employees are getting pay raises.  With no new talks scheduled until next Monday, the strike is expected to last at least another week.

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