Peoria Public Radio Staff
Peoria Public Radio News
Mon May 6, 2013
District 150 teachers union approves contract extension
Former union president Bob Darling says it was important for the membership to vote on an extension more than a year before the current deal expires:
“There are times where the contract will supersede any laws that are changed until the contract expires. So we’re hoping to get a contract settled before lawmakers make any decisions before May 30th. And some of the provision in the contract will be hopefully grandfathered in.”
Darling says the two-year extension also includes a reduction in pay increases that teachers get when they put in for retirement. The deal now heads to the District 150 School Board for approval.