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Strongsville teacher-strike negotiations resume today at 3 p.m.
Negotiations stretched on for 14 hours Wednesday as the rare teachers strike finishes out its fifth week
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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Negotiators for the Strongsville school board and teachers are planning to pick up negotiations with a federal mediator at 3 this afternoon, following a 14-hour session yesterday.

The strike is finishing its fifth week. Teachers walked out March 4, with the two sides differing on medical benefits, pay freezes and pension-plan calculations.

On Tuesday, the teachers said they would return to their classrooms immediately if the board would agree to binding arbitration. The board rejected that, saying it would put local decisions regarding local tax dollars in a thir-party's hands.

Parents and students converged on Strongsville City Council earlier this week, urging both sides to come to an agreement. Ann Roff’s son is in elementary school. But she’s switching him to private school next year because of the strike.
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“I think it’s destroyed our community, which is a shame. I think it’s destroyed friendships because of differences of opinion. I’ve heard of husbands and wives fighting ... and there being turmoil in the house because of it.” 

The school board has stuck to its last, best offer of March 2.

The teachers’ union submitted a revised offer two weeks ago at the urging of Mayor Thomas Perciak.
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