Bethel Park teacher strike talks yield no agreement |

Bethel Park teacher strike talks yield no agreement

Negotiators failed to reach a settlement Tuesday in the Bethel Park teacher strike.

American Federation of Teachers spokesman Walter Michalski said the next bargaining session is scheduled for Dec. 2.

If the two sides haven’t reached an agreement by Dec. 5, state law requires the 391 teachers to return to the classroom the next day so students can get at least 180 days of class before June 15.

Teachers had offered to return to class under an extension of the contract that expired June 30, but the district refused, saying that continuing $2,300 yearly raises without increasing contributions for health care was a “unilateral concession,” said chief negotiator Alfred Maiello.

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