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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Teacher strike gives 6K Illinois kids month off from school

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Teacher strike gives 6K Illinois kids month off from school

( KTRS ) Negotiators in East St. Louis are trying to end a teacher strike that has kept more than 6,000 students from the classroom since the start of October. The teachers went on strike Oct. 1 after union members rejected a tentative deal between their representatives and the district. It would have given each […]

Teacher strike gives 6K Illinois kids month off from school

( KTRS ) Negotiators in East St. Louis are trying to end a teacher strike that has kept more than 6,000 students from the classroom since the start of October.

The teachers went on strike Oct. 1 after union members rejected a tentative deal between their representatives and the district. It would have given each teacher a one-time payment of $2,000 and modest raises, but also would have nearly doubled the amount of time before a teacher would qualify for a top-scale salary, to 21 years.

The sides met Tuesday to discuss a district offer that would reduce that top-scale wait, but there are no signs that they are close to a deal.

The district says it needs to save $10 million over the next 10 years.

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