eye-3-yellow-3d-2-new-logo philly_kyw_new philly_94wip_new 35h_cbssportsrad_philly philly_wpht_new
NOW LIVE: Eyewitness News: Watch Live Stream

Local

Philadelphia School District Says It Won’t Impose Terms On Unions Just Yet

phila_school_dist_logo DL
Mike DeNardo Mike DeNardo
Mike DeNardo, a veteran of KYW Newsradio for more than 25 years,...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Today is the Philadelphia School District’s deadline for its unions to make concessions. But the district says it’s going to let that deadline slip for now.

A school district statement says the district is currently engaged in “positive conversations” with its labor unions and will not recommend that the School Reform Commission use its power to cancel union contracts.
The SRC had set a June 30th deadline for school unions to make $75 million in concessions to help the district close its budget gap.

The district’s largest union, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, has said it would not reopen its contract.  Teachers are due a three-percent raise in January.

Under state law, the SRC has the authority to cancel and rewrite contracts, but it has never used that power.

Reported by Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio 1060

Top Content On CBSPhilly

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 31,246 other followers