Denver teachers on strike: ‘Better pay! Now!’

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Denver teachers on strike: ‘Better pay! Now!’
Teachers from Denver Public Schools went on strike for better pay. It’s the first one in 25 years in the school district.

Thousands of teachers walked off the job Monday after failing to reach an agreement with administrators over salaries and bonuses – the latest in a year of teacher strikes across the nation.

Teachers “felt we had to use the last tool in our tool chest” after 15 months of negotiating with the district, said Rob Gould, a representative of the Denver Classroom Teachers Association, which bargains for 5,635 educators. The two sides met Saturday in a last-ditch effort to come to an agreement but were unable to resolve their differences. The union left negotiations, declaring the strike would happen Monday.

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