More than 600 teachers at a large suburban Philadelphia school district are walking off the job.
Neshaminy School District’s teachers plan to begin a strike this morning after working without a contract since 2008.
The teachers in the Bucks County district haven’t received any pay increases since the last contract expired but they pay nothing toward their health insurance premiums.
The union says it has offered concessions worth millions of dollars and says the board has failed to negotiate in good faith.
The board counters that meeting even half of the union’s demands would require tax increases, spending of reserve funds and reduction of student programs.