“It’s time now to meet in the middle and find a compromise that’s fair to all,” GNAEA President Barbara Zaborney told the board after the vote.
said the fact finder’s recommendation was for a five-year contract.
However, Greater Nanticoke Area teachers have been without a contract since August 2005.
“We will be back at the bargaining table two years from now.
Just two years,” Zaborney
The union did not set a strike date, but Barbara Zaborney, president of the Greater Nanticoke Area Educator’s Association, told the board the fact-finder’s recommendations are “more than reasonable” and said a strike will happen at an “opportune time.” She would not elaborate.
said the recommendation did not require any tax increases for the district.
added the education association membership voted “overwhelmingly” to accept the recommendations even though they included significant “compromises.”
“We are an important part of the school district,” Zaborney
“We are professional educators offering the best possible education for the residents and taxpayers.”
added the teachers helped the district in the past when money was tight, agreeing to wage freezes and other concessions.
noted the board promised them their “sacrifices would be remembered.”
“That time is now,” she