A new four-year contract for Galesburg teachers is finally in place. The Board of Education and members of the Galesburg Education Association approved by the pact Thursday.
The Galesburg teachers union and school district had some success during a 12 hour negotiation session with a federal mediator Wednesday that went into the early morning hours of Thursday.
Roughly eight hours of negotiations Tuesday failed to yield a contract agreement in the Galesburg teachers strike.
No deal was reached during a weekend negotiation session. But, both sides submitted formal proposals.
Teachers in Galesburg say they're frustrated by the lack of progress in contract talks with the district.
Galesburg School District administrators and teachers spent around 20 hours at the bargaining table this week but adjourned without a new deal.
Negotiations have resumed between the Galesburg school district and its teachers.
Members of the Galesburg Education Association voted down the latest contract proposal from administrators Tuesday night.
Members of the Galesburg Education Association voted “overwhelmingly” Thursday night to file a 10-day intent-to-strike notice.