Burlington Mayor Urges Contract Settlement | WAMC

Burlington Mayor Urges Contract Settlement

Oct 18, 2016

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger is welcoming news that the Burlington School Board will meet with the teachers union on Wednesday in an attempt to avert a strike.

After 15 months of negotiations the School Board in September imposed terms and the union then authorized a strike if a mediated session failed.  Although the city administration is not involved, Mayor Weinberger is urging both sides to avoid a disruption of the school year.  "I’m sympathetic to the challenges and pressures they face. I hope they will find a way at the bargaining table to look again for collaborative ideas to get through this crisis.”

If an agreement is not reached, Burlington teachers could strike beginning Thursday.