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September 6, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Snoqualmie Valley teachers prepare for strike

UPDATE, 9:53 | Negotiators from the Snoqualmie Valley School District and it’s teachers’ union broke from talks around 9:15 tonight without reaching an agreement. The two sides will return to the bargaining table Saturday. ORIGINAL POST | The teachers union in the Snoqualmie Valley School District says teachers there were going to pack up their classrooms today so they’ll be ready…

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August 31, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Mediator to join teacher contract talks in Seattle

A mediator will join teacher contract talks in Seattle today, which both sides hope will help them resolve their remaining disagreements and avoid the possibility of a teachers strike. The negotiation teams from Seattle Public Schools and the city’s teachers union agreed Friday to bring in a mediator from the Public Employment Relations Commission, said union…

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August 27, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Seattle district warns parents to prepare for possible teacher strike

Seattle Public Schools has notified families to prepare for a possible strike by Seattle teachers. School district officials emailed and called parents Tuesday, saying that the district and teachers still have not reached an agreement on a new teachers contract.  In a vote Monday, teachers rejected the district’s latest contract offer. District officials said nothing new had…

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