|Monday, June 20, 2011 – Steve Fermier and The Aegis|
|The teachers’ union in Harford County has moved closer to possible binding arbitration in a salary dispute with the county.
The Harford County Education Association took the step late last week of notifying members online that it had reached an impasse in negotiations over an expected 2 percent salary increase.
The union reached an agreement earlier this year with the school board that included the raise, but the county executive recently blocked the funds necessary to pay for it, according to The Aegis.
That amount totals about $14 million.
County Executive David Craig also decided against approving the money for several other unions representing school system workers.
Teachers in Harford County have not had a cost of living increase since the 2008-09 school term.