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Tue June 24, 2014
Ann Arbor Teachers Considering Salary Freeze Agreement
Ann Arbor teachers are voting on an agreement that will freeze wages for next school year. The deal was reached after the district announced they would cancel the entire teachers contract if necessary to hold salaries flat.
Ann Arbor Education Association President Linda Carter says a handful of teachers will get a boost in pay for earning their masters degrees. These teachers would receive half of the lane advancement pay they would typically earn.
Carter is hopeful the teachers will ratify the new deal, but says they feel bullied. She says voting will wrap up and results should be known before Wednesday's school board meeting. That's when the board is set to vote on next year's budget.
— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him firstname.lastname@example.org.