Pueblo teachers voting on proposed deal to end strike

Posted at 10:21 AM, May 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-13 12:21:41-04

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Pueblo teachers are voting on a proposed deal to end a strike that has closed most city schools for five days.

Teachers are voting by email Sunday on the offer negotiated Saturday. It includes a 2 percent cost-of-living increase retroactive to January, a 2.5 percent increase next school year and a $50 monthly health insurance contribution. The teachers' union had been seeking a 2 percent raise for the entire current school year.

Paraprofessionals have also been on strike. They've already voted to accept a deal giving them a 3.5 percent raise starting in September.

The district has promised to pay both groups for three days of the strike and allow the remaining two days to be counted as leave time. They can also work an extra two days.