Galesburg teachers went on strike Wednesday for the first time in nearly 37 years and according to WGIL Radio, the school year for students will not start Thursday as originally planned. As we reported Tuesday night, the teachers rejected the school board's latest contract offer claiming it didn't address their concerns. Wednesday, teachers took to the picket lines instead of getting ready for the new school year. The superintendent Wednesday said "we've given all we can give". According to WGIL Radio, all athletic and extra curricular activities have been cancelled until further notice. The superintendent says the district will sit down with the union whenever they want but no new negotiations are scheduled at this time. The teachers said the district didn't address their concerns and the school district says they are restricted in what they can give financially because of the state's fiscal woes.
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