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Teachers Strike Possible in Tunkhannock Area School District

TUNKHANNOCK -- Teachers could walk off the job in Wyoming County.

Tunkhannock Area School District received notice that teachers plan to strike on April 23.

The school board and union say they'll continue to try to make a deal in the meantime.

The video shown is from a strike back in 2015.

11 comments

  • McCracken

    All they want is $70k, free healthcare, and a pension…all for 8 months of work. I don’t think that’s unreasonable (sarcasm).

  • Mark Dark

    Why are these teachers planning to strike? Over what contractual details are they quibbling, now?

    Teachers? If you people are quite serious in your beliefs that the public needs to increase your pay, provide your health insurance needs, set up your retirement funds, pay you for “bus duty,” or extra income for ridiculous jobs that are part of the territory of being a teacher, then WALK A PICKET LINE, TODAY. Don’t wait until a warm, fragrant day in April rolls around! That would simply paint you all as greedy, lazy, selfish pigs, and you don’t want to piss off the people who fund your payroll: taxpayers.

    So, put on your snow boots, bundle up, and pick up your slogan signs, and walk your stinking picket line, TODAY. Else, shut up and teach, or find a different career path. If you dare to.

      • Soapy Bubble Beer Stein

        So, lemme get this straight. In order for these people to remain on the taxpayer payroll, they require a contract in order to work. Let’s spread this lunacy on throughout every employable aspect of the country to include fast-food employees, retail sales and services, medical (especially medical) and health providers, ALL manufacturers…..

        Teach the kiddies that they can’t work without someone saying that it’s okay. They can blow the need for a contract right out of their #$$es.

      • I

        The current structure is that teachers work under a contract, as do many other professions. The only reason to object to a contract is losing the ability to unilaterally change the terms (salary, benefit, etc.) of employment. Would you hire a contractor without a written contract? Would you take a bank loan without a contract that spells out the terms? Of course not. What you say sarcastically, I’ll say sincerely, yes, contracts for everyone would be better for most employees.

      • Brick Brick Brick

        You idiot! A contractor isn’t on the taxpayer’s payroll! If a civil servant – someone who is paid via a local, regional, State, or Federal payroll – requires a contract, then they should hire an attorney and write one out, themselves, rather than put on a blindfold and play follow-the-leader with very high-paid union reps who are NOT attorneys.

    • HM

      I WAS GOING TO COMMENT THE SAME … BUT YOU SAID IT SOOOOOO WELL ! SELFISH TEACHERS HAVE NO CLUE HOW GOOD THEY HAVE IT. ADD THE SNOWFLAKE FACTOR …… CANT STRIKE NOW ITS TOO COLD !

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