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LAUSD teachers threaten strike

September 28, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Teachers employed by the Los Angeles unified school district are threatening to go on strike. The teachers union said Sunday the strike will happen in January or February if the district refuses to increase salaries.

The union blames low pay for a high turnover rate.

Contract talks between the two sides have been at a standstill. Next month, a state mediator will step in to try to broker a compromise.

The district said this is not a good year for employees to be asking for raises.


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