Sacramento Teachers’ Strike Averted at Last Minute

The Sacramento City Unified School District and its teachers union have reached an agreement on a new contract that gives teachers up to an 11 percent raise over the three-year deal and averts a strike for the 43,000-student district.

The deal was finalized Monday after being brokered over the weekend by Mayor Darrell Steinberg, schools Superintendent Jorge Aguilar and the Sacramento City Teachers Association.

The agreement, announced Monday afternoon at City Hall, ended more than a year of bitter contract negotiations and rhetoric between the district and the teachers union. The deal came just two days before the union’s 2,800 members planned to strike.

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