GENEVA, Ill. – Union teachers in the Geneva school district are expected to walk off the job next month after filing their intent to strike notice late last week.
School leaders contend Geneva Education Association officials are intent on walking out on students and were simply going through the motions when they attended a scheduled negotiation session last Friday. The union filed its 10-day strike notice at 4:30 p.m. Friday, but did not present the documents to district officials until five hours into the negotiation session, the Kane County Chronicle reports.
“It is apparent that, while the board has been diligently working since February to achieve an agreement that is good for students, fair to teachers, and fiscally responsible, the union is intent in having the district’s teachers walk off the job in an effort to shut down our school,” school board president Mark Grosso said in a statement.
The teachers union contends it wanted to settle the contract, but filed its intent to strike notice just in case. The teachers can strike as soon as Nov. 9, the news site reports.
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