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Contract Negotiations Resume Monday for Anoka-Hennepin District, Teachers

Updated: 03/31/2014 7:38 AM
Created: 03/30/2014 7:48 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste

Negotiators in the Anoka-Hennepin School District will head back to the bargaining table Monday.

The teachers and district are trying to negotiate a new contract.

The two sides have met 17 times in the past 10 months, with the most recent meeting lasting until 11 p.m. Thursday night.

Anoka Hennepin Education Minnesota (AHEM) and the district have clashed on long-term health insurance costs and a proposed salary schedule change.

A strike authorization vote has been set for April 17 to give union leadership the authority to call a strike at a future date. It would not lead to an immediate strike.

The Bureau of Mediation Services is overseeing the talks.

According to AHEM, which represents 2,800 employees in the district, talks will resume at 5 p.m. Monday at the offices of the state Bureau of Mediation Services.

AHEM says it will release an update on the talks Tuesday morning.

St. Paul teachers almost went on strike earlier this year. The district and teachers were able to come to an agreement. Read more about the agreement here.

Photo: KSTP file

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