Teacher Walkout

WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) -- Classes in the Wayne-Westland Community Schools are being been canceled for a second day today as teachers remain off the job in protest over lack of a contract.
The western Wayne County district's Web site says the teachers' are involved in "an illegal strike" and urges teachers to return to class while talks continue.
Union spokeswoman Melissa Sortman says about 850 teachers are on the picket line.
The Wayne-Westland Education Association says money and health insurance are major sticking points in its contract talks with the 13,000-student district.


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  • by Brian Location: Leslie on Oct 7, 2008 at 05:07 PM
    Many teachers are simply overpaid for the time they spend on the job each year. And don't get me started on insurance. I buy my own insurance - 100%. They cry if they have only to "contribute". Schools typically pay around $1000.00 monthly per employee for insurance. I pay 263.93 with a 1500.00 deductible, then everything is covered at 100%, including drugs. You're educated, do the math and tell me WHY are we paying 12,000.00 a year per employee!
  • by Wilma Location: Dansville on Oct 7, 2008 at 05:44 AM
    People who wait until the last minute to register to vote are suspicious, in that they are betting there wont be time to check if they are legal or not.
  • by Jimmy Location: Jackson on Oct 7, 2008 at 02:23 AM
    Why can't they do this during the summer months. This just shows that they don't care about the kids, they only care about MONEY!!!
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