Tuesday, February 18, 2014

No Portland Strike

There will be no strike in Portland, Oregon, as an agreement has been reached between Portland's teachers and the Portland School District.


Portland Public Schools and its largest labor group have reached an agreement on a new contract that calls off an unprecedented teachers strike in Oregon's largest district.

Negotiators worked for nearly 24 hours straight to reach a "conceptual agreement" that will stop nearly 3,000 teachers from walking the picket lines on Thursday.

District and union leaders will get together later in the day to sign a tentative agreement, which officially suspends the strike.

District and union leaders have not yet disclosed terms of the deal, which must now go to the school board and the teachers union for approval.

Now if Medford were only not so dysfunctional.

Speaking of the Medford strike, negotiations will resume this afternoon.

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