Seattle teachers reject schools’ contract proposal

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

According to the school district, the negotiating teams from both sides are scheduled to meet again Tuesday to try to reach a mutually acceptable agreement before school starts a week from Wednesday.

Seattle Education Association President Jonathan Knapp said the vote was nearly unanimous among the 1,810 union members at a general membership meeting. They included teachers and other school employees.

In all, the union has about 5,000 members.

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