Email List Google Plus
 

Question of the DaySave with the ABC 22 Golf CardReal EstateCalendarPhoto GalleriesTrafficBattle Buddies

Forecast

Tonight: Rain and storms move out through the early evening, some clearing overnight.
Low: 60     Winds: NW 10-15 mph

Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a few showers possible in the afternoon.
High: 72     Winds: NW 5-10 mph

Tuesday: ...
More...
Washington Times
Advertise with us!

Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Strike On Hold For Fairborn Teachers

FAIRBORN -- The threat of a local teachers' strike is off the table, at least for now. After months of stalled talks the union has new hope.

Fairborn teachers and support staff were going to potentially vote on a possible strike notice Thursday afternoon. However during that meeting when they were going to talk about the strike, the school board dropped off a new contract proposal.

Fairborn teachers and support staff have been working without a contract since late June. The union says it's offered concessions, but certain sticking points remain like smaller class sizes, healthcare, and benefits.

Union spokesperson, Brian McWhorter says it's now up to the board to come up with a fair contract. and prevent a strike.

"They can fix this problem. All they have to do is recognize our contract and negotiate fairly for a new one. If that doesn't happen a strike is eminent," McWhorter said.

While voting on a 10 day strike notice is on hold, at least for now, there is legal action at the state level. The union has filed a lawsuit against the school board, citing unfair labor practices for forcing them to work without a contract. Just this afternoon the state said there was probable cause to sue. A hearing is expected in 30-40 days.

"When you add in unfair working conditions, that can make negotiations tough," McWhorter said.

The union says leadership is going to review the proposal and possible come back to the school board with a counter offer. No word on when that'll happen though.

Right now it's not clear what's in the new contract proposal.

We contacted the superintendent for comment about the status of negotiations, but our calls weren't returned.

EARLIER -----------------------------------------------------------

FAIRBORN -- Enough is enough!  That's the message coming out of the Fairborn teacher's union. They held a meeting at the American Legion Thursday afternoon to discuss stalled contract negotiations.

More than 300 Fairborn teachers and support staff met to potentially determine whether they will strike.  The teacher's union has been working without a contract since the start of summer.

Union leaders and the board have met on numerous occasions, trying to come to an agreement, but there hasn't been any luck, even though the union says it's offered concessions.

Smaller class sizes, healthcare, and benefits have been some sticking points.  The union rep tells ABC22/Fox45 one elementary gym class has 50 kids in it, with just one teacher,  and the playground is packed with 250 kids with only three recess monitors, which had led to more student injuries.

'We just feel like we are being treated unfairly.  We are doing everything we can to stay in our classrooms and be fair to the community because they want their kids to be with their teachers.  But at some point we are going to get to a place where we say enough his enough," said Union Rep. Brian McWhorter.
   
If the union decides to strike, they have to give the board a 10 day notice.

We called the superintendent for comment about the stalled negotiations, but our calls were not returned.


 
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Border Crisis

    Border Crisis

    Get the latest developments on the border control issue!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Chefs Corner

    Chefs Corner

    We often invite local chefs into our studio kitchen to demonstrate their cooking techniques and recipes.  Watch those video segments on this page.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Pay It Forward

    Pay It Forward

    River Valley Credit Union, FOX45, and ABC22 recognize the good deeds of people and organizations who make the Miami Valley a better place.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Health Care Reform

    Health Care Reform

    The Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act sparked a new battle. Check here daily for the latest developments, locally and across the country.

  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Secrets Of A Thief

    Secrets Of A Thief

    We expose the "Secrets Of A Thief". Sponsored by Shiver Security.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Cool Schools

    Cool Schools

    Our children are the way of the future and it all starts with our schools. Join us as our Hilary Zalla goes inside schools around the Miami Valley to find out what cool things students and teachers are ...
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Town Hall

    Town Hall

    Join in as our expert panel discusses jobs in Ohio
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - No Text Zone

    No Text Zone

    Texting While Driving Kills Thousands of People Each Year. Many More are Seriously Injured. You Can Help Make Our Roads a NO TEXT ZONE.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Washington Times

    Washington Times

    Politics, Breaking News, US and World News.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - On Time Traffic

    On Time Traffic

    Get the latest traffic information and updates here!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - School Closings

    School Closings

    Get the list of all closings and delays for schools and businesses within the area, and sign up for text alerts!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Save Local TV

    Save Local TV

    Find out how you can save local TV right here!

  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Raw News

    Raw News

    Watch raw, unedited and uncensored news stories right here!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Pump Patrol

    Pump Patrol

    Find the lowest gas prices, check out local and national price trends, report low prices and get fuel saving tips!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Political Pulse

    Political Pulse

    Armstrong Williams is a pugnacious, provocative and principled voice for conservatives and Christian values in America's public debates.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - News Links

    News Links

    These links were chosen by the newsroom for their newsworthy content. These sites enhance the news stories that aired on the newscast on the dates cited.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Menard's Around the House

    Menard's Around the House

    Menards Around the House how-to videos give you tips for those much needed home improvements!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - On the Move

    On the Move

    Get the latest news and more on your mobile phone!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Good Morning

    Good Morning

    It's Fun, it's fresh, the way mornings should be!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Top Stories

    Top Stories

    Get up to the minute information from across Ohio in our Top Stories section!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Your Voice. Your Future.

    Your Voice. Your Future.

    As the country faces challenges from federal budget issues to jobs and national debt, your voice is critical to the future.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Waste Watch

    Waste Watch

    How are your tax dollars being spent? Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments or any groups are using your money wisely...or wasting it.

more »

Business News

Orders for US durable goods up 0.7 percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in June after a May decline, helped by a recovery in demand in a key category that signals business investment plans.

Consumer Info

   WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
 Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
 ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
 reputation. ...

Entertainment News

"HERCULES" - DWAYNE JOHNSON

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dwayne Johnson remembers the first time he ever encountered the idea of Hercules.

Get This

PAMPA MUSEUM-BOMB

PAMPA, Texas (AP) -- A military museum in the Texas Panhandle is going nuclear.

Science/Tech News

IN THE NEWS: TV RATINGS IN THE DIGITAL AGE

NEW YORK (AP) -- Television certainly has changed much over the past 50 years.

Tonight on ABC 22

6:00 pm ..... ABC 22 News at Six
6:30 pm ..... ABC World News
7:00 pm ..... Family Feud
7:30 pm ..... Family Feud
8:00 pm ..... Shark Tank
9:00 pm ..... What Would You Do?
10:00 pm ... 20/20
11:00 pm ... ABC 22 News at Eleven
11:30 pm ... Jimmy Kimmel Live
12:30 am ... Nightline
Complete Schedule»