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Teacher Strike Averted in Cleveland, Ohio

Submitted On: Saturday, September 3, 2016

Analyst: Holland, Robin/Columbus Area Writing Project

With a strike looming in just two days, teachers in Cleveland and the School District negotiated far into the night reaching a deal early Tuesday Morning, averting this action.

The newly negotiated contract must still be approved by both sides and no details of the contract have been released.

A joint statement was released which included the following:

Cleveland Teachers Union President David Quolke:

"We worked hard to avoid any disruption to our students' education.  We were able to bring back a contract that is good for kids and fair for educators – that our members will be proud to ratify"

Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon:

“We are pleased to take a contract to the board that both sides see as fair. And now, we must work beyond the bargaining table to breathe life into a contract that has, at its heart, what's best for kids."

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