Thousands of students stayed home from school Monday after the Denver teachers union declared a strike. The Denver Classroom Teachers Association, which represents more than…
Thousands of students stayed home from school Monday after the Denver teachers union declared a strike.
The Denver Classroom Teachers Association, which represents more than 5,500 district employees, declared a strike after the union and school district failed to agree on pay raises. The two sides spent 10 hours in closed-door negotiations on Friday and Saturday before talks failed. The union said in a statement that the district’s focus on performance and bonus pay “exacerbate the problems educators are trying to fix.”
“They doubled down on one-time incentives teachers do not want,” union president Henry Roman said in a statement.

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