East Liverpool teachers issue intent-to-strike notice

East Liverpool teachers protest their contract
East Liverpool teachers protest their contract


EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (WKBN) – Teachers in the East Liverpool school district are threatening to go on strike.

Thursday, the district’s teachers union issued a 10-day intent-to-strike notice. If teachers agree to go on strike during the next 10 days, they would not show up to work on Monday, Aug. 24. That’s the first day of classes in the district, according to Teachers Union Spokeswoman Trisha Hutton.

The East Liverpool Board of Education in an undated release sent to the WKBN newsroom says schools will open on time in the event of a strike. They say the administration is preparing for that possibility.They call the intent-to-strike notice an attempt to cause disruption to the 2015-2016 school year.

Union members say they are unhappy that the school board implemented a contract without their approval. The school board has no plans to go back to the bargaining table. In April, the union rejected what the board said would be its last offer.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s