Teachers Start School Year On Picket Line

Students in Ohio’s largest school district, Columbus, begin classes Wednesday remotely after teachers rejected final contract offer, voted to strike Sunday.

  • Columbus Education Association teachers were on the picket line at several school buildings Monday morning, the first day teachers were scheduled to report.
  • Roughly 94% of the union members voted to strike, for the first time since 1975.
  • Union represents more than 4,000 teachers and educators.
  • “Tonight’s vote by the Columbus Education Association is incredibly disappointing,” school board president said. We are saddened by the unfortunate situation our families, our community and, most importantly, our children now face.”
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