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AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - The Austintown teachers' union decided to hold off on a vote about a tentative contract agreement between the teachers and the school.

Staff represented by the Austintown teachers' union met behind closed doors Tuesday afternoon. They were expected to discuss the details of a tentative contract agreement and then cast a vote.

According to a staff member, who asked to not be identified, a portion of the contract wasn't cleared by the union's lawyer so the group did not cast a vote.

"We choose not to vote on the tentative agreement pending completion of the final contract language," said Union President Barb Tomic.

Details of the tentative agreement have not been released to the media, other than that the new agreement includes a raise in the teachers base pay.

A protest taking place outside the meeting by members of the Ohio Association of  Public School Employees claimed a portion of the tentative agreement would allow teachers to complete work that's typically done by their members. The group represents more than 200 employees, such as secretaries, cafeteria workers, and bus drivers.

"We were trying to work with the teachers and support them, as they were going to support us, then we found out that they actually negotiated are jobs away, the board did," said Ron Blatt, a staff representative for OAPSE. "Then we decided we needed to take action."

The president of the teachers union would not comment on the claims, other than to say they're not true.

The teachers union is excepted to meet again sometime next week to vote on the contract.

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