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East Allegheny teachers become second to strike

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MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) - Teachers in a small western Pennsylvania school district are walking the picket line, becoming the second union local to go on strike in the new school year.

Members of the East Allegheny Education Association walked out Tuesday after contract talks with the school district broke down. The district has 1,700 students.

The Pennsylvania State Education Association says teachers in more than 150 other school districts are working without current contracts while negotiations continue.

The American Federation of Teachers, which represents a smaller number of locals that include teachers in the state's two biggest cities, says Philadelphia teachers are working under an expired contract but most of its locals have settled agreements.

In addition to the East Allegheny strike, educators in Millville School District in northeastern Pennsylvania also are on strike.

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