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East Moline Teachers Set Meeting To Discuss Possible Strike

EAST MOLINE, Illinois--- East Moline teachers met Tuesday, January 3, 2017 to discuss their next move in the fair pay battles with East Moline School Board.

The closed door meeting came after contract negotiations with the school  board stalled after nine bargaining sessions and mediation meetings.

The union is asking for a 2.5 percent raise on top of the yearly raises teachers are already getting.

The next meeting of the full East Moline Education Association without the school board, is set for January 17th at the UAW office on Route 84 and Morton Drive. The union will consider whether a strike is necessary that day, EMEA Spokesman Rich Palmer said Tuesday night.