Teachers to Announce Plans for Potential Strike
Work stoppage in Strongsville could happen March 4
The Strongsville Education Association will hold a press conference Thursday evening to "provide details on its current labor dispute" with the Board of Education and to "announce its plans for a potential strike," according to a spokesman for the Ohio Education Association.
If the union issues a strike notice, teachers could stop working as early as March 4.
The press conference, which will be open only to union members and the media, is set for 6:15 p.m. at Strongsville High School, 45 minutes before the regular School Board meeting starts.
The SEA represents about 385 teachers, guidance counselors and special education interventionists in the Strongsville school district.
Teachers on Feb. 15 voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike.
A negotiating session is set for Friday.
But teachers, who loudly protested the ongoing talks at the school board's Feb. 7 meeting, have indicated the two sides are still miles apart.