If Denver Public School teachers vote to strike, school nurses may follow suit

January 22, 2019 | The Denver Post

The Denver Classroom Teachers Association will resume its strike vote on Tuesday. But teachers aren’t the only ones who may decide to strike.

Nurses with DPS are covered by the teachers contract. If teachers vote to strike, the nurses may follow suit.

The teacher’s union has been trying to negotiate a new pay structure with DPS, but the two sides are still more than $8 million apart. One of the major sticking points is bonus money. The district said it wants to continue paying teachers, who work in hard to place schools, more money. The union said it wants those financial resources spread out, to build up the base pay for every teacher.

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