Galesburg Teacher Strike Is Over

August 29, 2014


(Galesburg, IL)  --  Teachers in Galesburg have their picket signs away.  The Galesburg Teachers Association and the Galesburg School District's Board of Education reached a contract agreement early Thursday morning.  The two sides met behind closed doors Wednesday night and didn't come out until about 3:00 yesterday morning.  The new contract is for four years.  Union officials say that the vote to approve the new contract was close.  They also say both sides had to give a little in order to reach a deal.  The district used yesterday as a teachers' institute day and students will return to class today.

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