Hillsborough County teachers in contract negotiations

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Hillsborough County teachers are bargaining for a new contract. Some teachers are trying to get leverage with a form of work slowdown.

The Protest

Teachers still are receiving the same pay rate as last year. Since Florida forbids teachers from going on strike, some teachers are using a tactic known as “work to contract.” That means the union is encouraging teachers not to work after-school events, meetings, or tutoring during lunches if it’s not paid or part of the union contract.

The school district’s response

The district has suggested giving teachers a lump sum that they would receive with another year of service. The Tampa Bay Times reports, some teachers might make less money next year than this year.

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