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Greensburg Salem contract talks ongoing

| Tuesday, November 15, 2016 9:09 p.m

Greensburg Salem teachers met with district officials in a last-ditch effort to avoid a strike Tuesday evening.

No decision had been reached at press time.

Negotiations have been ongoing for almost two years, with a four-month pause starting in March when teachers agreed to a single-year retroactive pay freeze. That contract expired in July.

The Greensburg Salem Education Association informed district leaders last month that teachers would go on strike if Nov. 15’s meeting did not result in a contract.

Superintendent Eileen Amato said in a letter to parents that the negotiation results would be posted on the district website as soon as a decision is reached. In case of a strike, school will be cancelled Wednesday, and possibly for additional days depending on the length of the work stoppage.

By state law, teachers must teach a full 180 days by June 15 regardless of a strike.

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