Impasse declared in Portland teacher negotiations

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Associated Press

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 1:01 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials with Portland Public Schools have declared an impasse in contract negotiations with teachers.

The Oregonian newspaper reports (http://is.gd/AvAQPX ) the announcement was made Wednesday morning at district headquarters.

Under state law, both sides must release their final offers within a week, followed by a 30-day cooling off period. A walkout wouldn't occur until late December at the earliest.

With nearly 50,000 students, the Portland district is Oregon's largest.

The teachers union last authorized a strike in 2003, but a deal was quickly reached.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

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