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Thu May 30, 2019, 07:07 AM

Kenai Peninsula school district employees vote to strike

A week after contract negotiations with the school district hit a standstill, peninsula educators and staff have voted to strike.

In a Facebook post published Wednesday night, the Kenai Peninsula Education Association reported that more than 75% of certified staff voted “yes” on a walkout.

The move comes a week after the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and two education associations — the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association — were unable to come to a bargaining agreement.

For over a year, contract negotiations have snagged on the rising cost of health care. A previous agreement effective through June 2018 remains in use for employees without contracts.

Read more: https://www.homernews.com/news/school-district-employees-vote-to-strike/

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