DALLAS, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Dallas School District teachers are prepared to strike for the second time this school year. Union leaders and district officials were not successful in the latest round of negotiations. Eyewitness News Education Reporter Crystal Cranmore has the latest.
Both sides are still deadlocked, now union leaders are filing an unfair labor practice complaint against the school board.
Dallas School teachers could be back on strike next week.
At a meeting Tuesday night, the Teacher’s Union presented a counter offer to the district’s comprehensive proposal on salary, retirement and healthcare.
District leaders rejected it .
District Solicitor Vito DeLuca says it boils down to the fact that they would not be able to afford the teachers’ offer without resorting to raising property taxes.
But union negotiator John Holland says while teachers have asked for increases over the next few years, their proposal is cost neutral.
Even though teachers are scheduled to strike next week, Holland says he does plan to meet with team members soon. So, it is possible teachers may choose not hit the picket line.