Denver teachers plan to strike on Monday, negotiations continue.


Denver, Colorado — Denver teachers plan to strike on Monday, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association said on Wednesday. However, Colorado’s governor said both sides are close to a deal and he hopes to avert the strike.
“Based on my meetings with both parties, the evidence that I’ve seen, the parties are very close to reaching an agreement,” Gov. Jared Polis said Wednesday.
Polis said agreements have been reached on several points, such as additional money for hard-to-fill positions. But several areas of disagreements remain, including teacher salaries, he said.
Polis said he has received assurances from both sides that negotiations will continue either Thursday or Friday.
He said he also supports the decision by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment not to intervene in the labor dispute.

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