- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - An 11-hour negotiating marathon has led to no resolution to a teachers’ strike in South Burlington now in its fourth day.

Superintendent David Young says the school board and teachers remain at odds over the size of pay increases in the next three years, as well as teachers’ contributions to monthly health care premiums.

Young says the board is proposing a bit more than $2 million in increased costs for pay and health coverage during the next three years, while the South Burlington Education Association is pushing for about $2.5 million.

Meanwhile, the board announced Thursday that sports and other extracurricular activities can resume even while the strike goes on.

And Gov. Peter Shumlin says he wants to outlaw teacher strikes in favor of mandatory, binding arbitration.


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