- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - Teachers in the northeastern Pennsylvania city of Scranton have notified district officials that they plan to go on strike.

The Scranton Times-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1KqbmkJ ) a negotiation session is scheduled Tuesday to try to prevent the strike at the end of the Sept. 25 school day.

Scranton Federation of Teachers president Rosemary Boland says she’s willing to negotiate “around the clock” on a new contract so the students don’t have to miss school.

The Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board denied the district’s request to have an arbitrator make contract recommendations earlier this week.

The decision negated an injunction that halted a strike planned for the first day of school. Teachers have been working under their previous contract, which expired Aug. 31.

Superintendent Alexis Kirijan says both sides want a favorable settlement.

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Information from: The Times-Tribune, https://thetimes-tribune.com/

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