Baltimore Teachers reject union contract

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Scott Wykoff and WBAL TV-11’s Tim Tooten

A member of the Baltimore Teachers Union talks with WBAL’s Scott Wykoff about the rank-and-file rejecting the new contrac.

BTU Pres. Marietta English believes the teachers simply did not understand.

Baltimore city teachers have rejected a new contract, according to the Baltimore Teachers Union.

More than 1,600 teachers voted Wednesday and Thursday on the contract that included pay raises, a provision that tied pay to student performance and a clause that would keep health benefits at their current rate.

The results of the tally showed that 1540 teachers (58 percent) voted against the new contract, and 1107 teachers (42 percent) voted for it, according to the union.

City schools Chief Executive Officer Andres Alonso will hold a news conference Friday to discuss the outcome of the vote.

The union said that the current contract expires at the end of the month.


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