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Ann Arbor Teachers Want Alternatives To Salary Freeze

Jun 16, 2014

Ann Arbor teachers still hope to find solutions to the district's budget that won't leave last year's wage concession in place.  The district has set a deadline of next Monday to have an agreement in place or the entire contract will be terminated at the end of the month.  

Credit Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Ann Arbor Education Association President Linda Carter says they don't want to negotiate on the radio, but says they have been creative in offering some alternative spending cuts.

The union approved a 3 percent salary cut last year that will cost teachers an average of $4200 if it remains in place for next school year.  The wage freeze for all district employees covers almost half of the district's projected budget shortfall.

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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.