Galesburg Teachers Continue to Strike

Published 08/19 2014 10:40PM

Updated 08/19 2014 10:42PM

GALESBURG - There's still no progress in getting Galesburg teachers back in the classroom.

Galesburg teachers and the school board met with a federal mediator Tuesday morning.

Teachers went on strike last Tuesday, after failing to reach an agreement with the school board.

Teachers are asking for a 1.5% increase in pay, and want to address issues of safety and number of days worked.

But the district says with cuts in state funding, their budget is limited.

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