Scranton Federation of Teachers meet with mediator ahead of strike

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SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A state mediator will be meeting with the Scranton School District and teachers union on Monday ahead of the union’s strike.

The news came at a press conference with the Scranton Federation of Teachers Thursday afternoon. While the strike is still on for next Wednesday the parties will come together for another round of negotiations.

Issues the union is bringing up include healthcare, pay, working conditions for teachers, reinstatement of programs, and more.

“After four years the SFT must take a stand. We have to support our own members, we have to support our students and their families,” said Rosemary Boland who is the President of the Scranton Federation of Teachers.

Students will be out of the classroom during the duration of the strike. You can view the district’s response and final offer here.

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