Strike averted: Catholic high school teachers narrowly accept ‘terrible contract’

September 4, 2018

By Staff

Area Catholic high school teachers accepted a two-year pact Tuesday afternoon, narrowly averting a strike, but barely making peace with what their union president called “a terrible contract.”

The vote was 268 to 247, and came after a marathon negotiating session that began Monday morning at 10 a.m. and did not end until 5:50 a.m. Tuesday. The prior pact expired at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. After the vote, teachers returned to their schools where classes are set to start Wednesday.

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