Medford teachers set strike date

, Posted: Sat, January 25 2014 at 10:54 PM, Updated: Sun, January 26 2014 at 1:54 AM

Medford, Ore. --  The Medford Education Association will be sending the Medford School District an official ten-day strike notice on Monday.

An official strike will begin on February 6 at 6 am.

In a statement released by the MEA, “The Association is urging the Medford School Board to avoid the need for a strike by reaching a fair settlement immediately.

The MEA believes it has no choice at this time but to exercise its right to a lawful strike in order to induce the District to agree to a fair settlement.”

On Thursday the teachers union voted in favor of a strike.

The teachers union and the district have been in contract negotiations for nearly a year, with some of the big sticking points including working conditions, wording, pensions and pay.

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