Philly schools, union advance 1-year extension

    The Philadelphia School District and its largest union have tentatively agreed to extend the contract of 15,000 district employees for a year.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the proposal will be put up for a vote next Thursday. The contract covers district teachers, counselors, nurses, secretaries and other school workers.

    Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan says both sides have agreed not to discuss details of the proposed contract.

    Union members are due a 3 percent raise January first. Their last raise, also 3 percent, was in September 2010.


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