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Newton Falls teachers protest working conditions

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Newton Falls Local school teachers are staging a protest over a lack of progress in contract negotiations with the district by doing their jobs, and nothing more.

On Thursday and Friday morning, teachers met at each school and walked into the buildings together. They showed up for their jobs right before they were assigned to begin work, and left immediately after they were scheduled to end their workday.

Teachers, who have been working without a new contract for more than a year now, say they aren't at odds with the district over money, but working conditions and new teacher evaluations.

"We feel that the board and the superintendent have a disregard for our professionalism. And the fact that we do above and beyond during the workday, after the work day and that our working conditions. We want this contract solved with working conditions that are in place in some of those areas.", said Newton Falls Classroom Teacher's Association President, Peggy Guiliano.

Because negotiations are still underway, the union isn't revealing details about which working conditions they would like to see changed and why they're an issue.

In the meantime, teachers are only doing what they're assigned to do within their contracts, and nothing above and beyond.

The district's superintendent says he hopes to iron out a deal before summer break begins.

"They have their right to handle it the way they see fit. I feel like the board's done a pretty good job with this and we've presented a fair package and there's just a couple things that i think we need to work through.", said Paul Woodard, Newton Falls School Superintendent.

A federal mediator is working with both sides to help them reach an agreement.

The next meeting for negotiations is set for June 4th.

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