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East Moline Teachers Union Not Ready to Strike

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Teachers in East Moline and school district officials will try again to negotiate a contract. Today, the education association announced it requested another session with a federal mediator, and it's scheduled for next week.

More than two weeks ago, union members approved an intent-to-strike. But Spokeswoman Angela Harrell says their "goal is a fair contract, not a strike."

The East Moline Education Association also says members will meet the day after the negotiation meeting to vote on a contract proposal or strike authorization.

The 260 members of the union include teachers, aides known as para-professionals, and secretaries.

The bargaining session is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15th, one week from today.

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