Instead, they put criminals in our building," says Roxane Starkey, HHTA president and a teacher at Harrison Jewett Elementary School.
(Though the district retaliated with a reduction in force five months earlier than scheduled, the one teacher laid off is now back at work in the Edison district.) HHTA won a third year to their contract and protection against reprisals, though they did not get the full salary amount they felt they deserved.
HARRISON HILLS TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION (HHTA): represented 150 teachers during the strike, about 130 today (100 percent membership)
CONTRACT STICKING POINTS: contract duration (HHTA wanted three years, the district only two), and the issues of salary and a "no reprisal" clause (HHTA wanted to include everyone while the district did not)
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