Cleveland Heights teachers file notice of strike

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    After months of bargaining unit sessions, the teachers union for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District filed a ten-day notice to strike beginning Dec. 2, according to a release from the union.

    Teachers union president Karen Rego said the union knows the resources exist for the district to give them a fair contract, but as yet, no agreement has been made. The union said the district board of education imposed contract terms to “slash compensation by dramatically increasing costs on health care” and eliminating a 1% retirement contribution.

    The union represents 500 teachers and school personnel.

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    Susan Tebben
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