Contract Still To Be Ratified
Mon February 24, 2014
Back In Class: Medford Teachers Return From Strike
Striking Medford school teachers returned to their classrooms on Monday, the first day back after a two-week strike.
The teachers' union and the district reached a tentative contract agreement Friday night. Teachers struck on February 6th over a variety of issues involving pay, benefits, and working conditions.
The Medford Education Association--the union--and the district report reaching agreement on a contract that both sides can live with, but won't make either side entirely happy.
The contract itself is set to run for three years; MEA was seeking a two-year deal.
MEA members and the school board must still ratify the contract. A union vote is expected later this week, while the school board canceled a regularly schedule meeting Monday. The board may meet later in the week, pending the outcome of the union vote.