WATCH: Lawmakers discuss Scranton teacher strike

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'You can't cut your way to prosperity,' said representative Marty Flynn

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — On the third day of picketing, local elected officials gathered in Scranton to discuss the district’s current situation on the strike as negotiations continue.

Senator Marty Flynn, Rep. Bridget Kosierowski, Rep. Kyle Mullins, Rep. Mike Carroll, and Rep. Elect Thom Welby spoke in front front of the Lackawanna County Courthouse around noon.

The strike began Wednesday morning. Hundreds of teachers across the district hit the picket lines after working for five years without a contract.

“The District remains committed to reaching a fair and sustainable Collective Bargaining

Agreement with the SFT, so that our students may return to their classrooms as soon as

possible. Until that time, members can be assured that they need no longer have concerns

about their healthcare coverage while negotiations continue.”

Scranton School District media release

We will have more on this continuing story tonight on Eyewitness News.

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