Portland Public Schools marathon contract talks don't yield deal

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

State mediator Janet Gillman left the district office shortly after 6:20 a.m. and said there were no other mediation sessions scheduled.

But the two sides "would be in close contact this week," she said.

Portland Association of Teachers President Gwen Sullivan said they were "close" to a deal and planned on reconnecting later this week. When everyone's tired, she said, you should take a step back.

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