No Deal in Strongsville Mediation After 12 Hours

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STRONGSVILLE, Ohio -- A nearly 12-hour day of bargaining in the Strongsville teachers' strike ended without a deal Tuesday night.

The Strongsville teacher's union and the board of education met with a federal mediator, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Just after 9:30 p.m., the meeting ended without an agreement.

No new talks are scheduled.

According to a press release by the teacher’s union, they submitted a new offer to the school board.

They say it’s $300,000 less than the union’s initial counter proposal to the board’s last, best offer.

According to the board of education, the proposal is still over budget, and the district can not operate in the red.

The strike is in its fourth week with almost 400 teachers, staff and school employees on the picket lines.

Some major sticking points are pay, pension and health care.

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