Palmerton, Carbon County (WBRE/WYOU) No school in the Palmerton Area School District because of a teachers strike.
Teachers in the Carbon County school district expected to strike today. Talks broke down Friday night between the union and school district. At issue, pay and health care. The union wants a 16% pay hike over a four year period. School district officials say that's just too high. While all schools in the Palmerton Area School district are closed, students who attend Carbon Career and Technical Institute will continue classes as scheduled. The School District says the stike could last through January 19th.