Brecksville Education Assoc. Passes Strike Authorization Vote

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — The Brecksville Education Association voted today to strike, if necessary, due to an ongoing contract battle with the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education.

According to Joe Zenir, spokesperson for the Brecksville Education Association, a strike authorization vote passed today with a 99.5 percent majority.

According to Zenir, the association consists of roughly 300 teachers.

“Our goal is not to strike,” said Zenir. “But the board has refused to negotiate a new contract and instead tried to implement a new contract.”

The teachers’ contract with the school district expired on June 30th.

Days before the contract was set to expire the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education declared and impasse and turned the negotiation process over to a federal mediator.

Since that time the BOE has issued a press release stating that they are prepared to use substitute teachers for the upcoming school year in the event of a strike.

School gets underway the last week of August and according to Zenir no potential strike date has been discussed by the Brecksville Education Association.



Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.