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Greensburg Salem OKs 3-year teachers contract

Jacob Tierney
| Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, 6:48 p.m.

Two years of negotiations ended Tuesday as the Greensburg Salem school board voted 8-1 to approve a 3-year teachers contract.

Details of the agreement are forthcoming.

Bargaining between the district and the Greensburg Salem Education Association had been deadlocked for months. Teachers worked without a contract from July 2015 to March before agreeing to a one-year retroactive pay freeze. That expired in July, and the stalemate began again.

The union, which represents 200 teachers, nurses and counselors, threatened to strike this month if a deal was not reached.

Negotiators agreed on a tentative contract early Nov. 16, the day the work stoppage was to begin.

GSEA members approved the contract last week, and the school board scheduled this week's special meeting to finalize the deal.

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