Teachers to Announce Plans for Potential Strike

Work stoppage in Strongsville could happen March 4


The Strongsville Education Association will hold a press conference Thursday evening to "provide details on its current labor dispute" with the Board of Education and to "announce its plans for a potential strike," according to a spokesman for the Ohio Education Association.

If the union issues a strike notice, teachers could stop working as early as March 4.

The press conference, which will be open only to union members and the media, is set for 6:15 p.m. at Strongsville High School, 45 minutes before the regular School Board meeting starts.

The SEA represents about 385 teachers, guidance counselors and special education interventionists in the Strongsville school district.

Teachers on Feb. 15 voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike.

A negotiating session is set for Friday.

But teachers, who loudly protested the ongoing talks at the school board's Feb. 7 meeting, have indicated the two sides are still miles apart.


James Murphy February 21, 2013 at 09:48 PM
well sarah thank you for keeping us safe and with 12 years seniority I am sure you will be called back soon
lyn February 21, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Regarding sarah- Hey, this might be confusing, so read closely. Click on sarah's name and see what her posts are. She first posted, then deleted, that comment that now appears as under "sam jones" on today's article - that one about his mom working in a non-certified position. I'm sure others saw in their emails that the same message came through under 2 different names. What's up? In her other comments, in January, she also had said her mom is a teacher. And people wonder why we on here don't giver credence to those commenting? This is also the person who said she bought a $150,000 house making $20,000 per year. Sorry, can't figure out this person.
James Murphy February 21, 2013 at 10:39 PM
Very good Lyn Sarah failed to mention that her mom is a teacher sarah 3:25 pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 I would just like to say that my mom teaches at one of Strongsville's middle schools and the MAJORITY of the "riff raff" reside in Chestnut Lake's Section 8 housing. This is a verified fact. Just sayin. It makes me sick to drive down that part of our beautiful city. It needs to be fixed up. So so so so glad that Sheetz and O'Charleys is approved!!!!
Kim L February 22, 2013 at 12:04 AM
I HEARD the teachers want a 15,000.00 a year raise and a paid 3 month summer holiday
Kim L February 22, 2013 at 12:07 AM
who's MOMMY is a teacher


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