Anchorage teachers reject contract proposal

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) More negotiations will be needed before the Anchorage School District and teachers can reach agreement on a new contract.

    After reaching a tentative deal, the full union membership voted to turn down the contract during three days of voting this week.  Salary could have been the deciding issue.  The Union had requested a 3 percent salary hike this year and that was not included in the proposal.

    Anchorage Schools said with a tight budget they can not afford a pay raise this year..  The two sides do plan on future negotiations.  The previous teachers contract expired June 30th.




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