- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

MCMURRAY, Pa. (AP) - Teachers in one suburban Pittsburgh school district are threatening to strike Oct. 28 if they don’t have a new contract by then.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1N8vlZf ) says the Peters Township Federation of Teachers is upset, claiming the district has canceled several recent bargaining sessions.

District spokeswoman Sherry Belcher says three recent sessions were canceled due to scheduling conflicts, but says the district isn’t avoiding negotiations. She says they’ve been meeting regularly with union officials since May.

The teachers’ last contract expired Aug. 31.

The union represents 285 teachers, plus support staff including nurses, counselors, librarians and speech therapists in the Washington County district about 15 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.

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