Teachers reject Pa. district's offer in minutes
LANGHORNE, Pa. - July 19, 2011 (WPVI) -- Teachers at a suburban Philadelphia school district walked out of a contract negotiation session after just minutes.
The president of the Neshaminy School District teachers union says the district's latest offer to end a 3½-year standoff is "an insult."
Neshaminy teachers have been working without a pay increase for three years.
The terms of the proposal offered by the district Monday include annual 1 percent raises and the elimination of a retirement benefit of $27,500. It also would require teachers to pay at least 10 percent of their health care costs and extend their work day one hour.
The district says it can no longer afford a contract that includes fully paid health care.
No further negotiating sessions are scheduled.
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