Murphysboro Education Association

Murphysboro students and teachers will be back in the classroom Thursday, as a tentative deal was announced late Wednesday night between the teachers' union and District 186.

Murphysboro's Teachers strike marks day five, as the two sides failed to reach a contract agreement during another meeting with a federal mediator.

Murphysboro Teacher Strike After No Contract Agreement

Oct 3, 2019
Murphysboro Education Association On Strike
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

The Murphysboro Education Association and the Murphysboro School District No. 186 failed to reach an agreement at Wednesday’s meeting.

Thursday the teachers are on strike.

After eight months of negotiating and no contract agreement with Murphysboro School District No. 186 lead to Murphysboro teachers going on strike.

Murphysboro District 186 teachers are on strike.

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Teachers in the Murphysboro School District have a new contract.

The Board of Education Tuesday night ratified the new deal. The teachers did the same last week.

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Teachers in the Murphysboro School District said yes Wednesday to a new one-year contract agreement with the administration.

Murphysboro Education Association spokesperson Melinda Pierson says the new deal includes a pay increase and some help from the district in offsetting the teachers' health insurance costs.

UPDATED AT 9:45 p.m. Oct. 1:

The Murphysboro CUSD 186 Facebook page says The Murphysboro Education Association and the School Board's Negotiation team met tonight. A tentative agreement was reached. There will be school Tuesday.

The union representing teachers in the Murphysboro School District has voted to authorize a strike.

The Murphysboro Education Association says the vote comes after a lack of progress in negotiations with the Board of Education, including the last session on August 16th with a federal mediator.