teachers strike over; classes to resume friday

Oct 29, 2009 Read more: WFMZ 81
Teachers in the Saucon Valley School District in Northampton County have called an end to their strike. Read more
First Prev
of 5
Next Last
mom of three SV students

Macungie, PA

#1 Oct 29, 2009
Thank you teachers for returning to the classroom.
Concerned - Nazareth PA

Bangor, PA

#2 Oct 29, 2009
It is good to hear that they are going back to work, but at what price? What have the board members and the union agreed upon? Guess we will have to wait and see. But I hope, oh how I hope that they didn't give in (thats the school board).
bciu

Macungie, PA

#3 Oct 29, 2009
I hope the district stood their ground and that the teachers were wise enough to realize that at this time and in this economy they were asking too much.
Jerome

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Oct 29, 2009
any other teachers wishing the "Leadership" had done their job when last years offer occured?
Former Teacher

Nazareth, PA

#5 Oct 29, 2009
Sounds like no contract agreement has been reached and the SVEA finally realized continuing the strike goes nowhere.

They'll likely work for the next few months while continuing negotiations. If no agreement is reached during that time, perhaps they are permitted to/and will strike again.
Grandmother - SV student

Bethlehem, PA

#6 Oct 29, 2009
Isn't it silly for the students to report to school on a Friday. I'm quite sure the teachers will be up to speed on what they want to teach (being facetious)and the kids will learn a lot in one day. Also, many parents have paid child/day care for their children for the entire week and they will not be reimbursed.
APRIL

Allentown, PA

#7 Oct 29, 2009
I think that its fair that the teachers went on strike. Why should they take a pay cut?.. If anything they should be having a higher salary.
NO RAISES FOR ME

Monroe, NC

#8 Oct 29, 2009
At this company we received a 1.5% bonus last year, no raise. These folks need to count their lucky stars they have a union, and that union should up their dues for getting them such good raises ... I don't know anyone who gets 3.5%+ increase during a recession!
Eye for news

Alexandria, VA

#9 Oct 29, 2009
It's time for the students to get their word in. They should stand in the hallways carrying signs that say their on "strike." A little civil disobedience will teach them more about history and rights that they've learned in the classroom the last two weeks.
a believer

Bethlehem, PA

#10 Oct 29, 2009
My husband has not had a raise in six years. This year I rec'd a 1.5% increase. We are both just happy we still have jobs.
Yoooooo

Telford, PA

#11 Oct 29, 2009
How can they face the students, parents and taxpayer?
John

Whitehall, PA

#12 Oct 29, 2009
a believer wrote:
My husband has not had a raise in six years. This year I rec'd a 1.5% increase. We are both just happy we still have jobs.
WOW. That is incredible. Who does he work for? I would not buy their product. Everyone deserves some type of raise just to keep up with inflation. Even poeple on SS get raises excpet for this year. That is a crime.
John

Whitehall, PA

#13 Oct 29, 2009
Yoooooo wrote:
How can they face the students, parents and taxpayer?
What do you want them to do? They are not going anywhere but back to the clasroom today, tomorrow, or next year.
John

Whitehall, PA

#14 Oct 29, 2009
Eye for news wrote:
It's time for the students to get their word in. They should stand in the hallways carrying signs that say their on "strike." A little civil disobedience will teach them more about history and rights that they've learned in the classroom the last two weeks.
No, they (students) learned that some jobs have unions that negotiate a contract every so many years. This is the way teacher's salaries have been negotiated over the past 50 years. If the students decide to go into teaching after graduation, they now know that they have to deal with this method of salary compensation. They will also learn that they will be called pigs, greedy, losers, hostage takers, etc. and that a lady will dress up like a pig and walk down the Main St. to show how much they will be appreciated when they enter the classroom. This is one grand lesson that they (students) learned and even some may become union workers in other fields where unions negotiate a contract.

It is a tough way to gain a salary but that is the process and it will not change until someone comes up with a better idea.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#15 Oct 29, 2009
John wrote:
<quoted text>
No, they (students) learned that some jobs have unions that negotiate a contract every so many years. This is the way teacher's salaries have been negotiated over the past 50 years. If the students decide to go into teaching after graduation, they now know that they have to deal with this method of salary compensation. They will also learn that they will be called pigs, greedy, losers, hostage takers, etc. and that a lady will dress up like a pig and walk down the Main St. to show how much they will be appreciated when they enter the classroom. This is one grand lesson that they (students) learned and even some may become union workers in other fields where unions negotiate a contract.
It is a tough way to gain a salary but that is the process and it will not change until someone comes up with a better idea.
Here's an idea, Storm.

Everyone should visit this site, change the way these pigs do their business.

http://www.stopteacherstrikes.org/
sv mom of two

Lansdowne, PA

#16 Oct 29, 2009
its about time I just got home from work with a message on my phone about school tomorrow, and another one following about having there parties and what im gonna send in for that... I think at this point and such short notice as always.. Why don't the teachers provide everything obviously they got there raise I still didn't get mine..But I think that is the least they can do after what they have done to these poor kids....I still think they are greedy pigs and have lost all respect for every single one of them.............
angry citizen

Allentown, PA

#17 Oct 29, 2009
I still think feel believe that all the teachers/staff who called this strike should be fired for cause..
and i guess none of the females there are up on dress codes not for the students but for themselves..
like a man the women should have sctrict dress codes, IE flat closed shoes, LONG pants and dress shirts with a tie..
heck, if a male teacher has to wear a suit and tie or atleast decent pantas shirt and tie so should the woman,, oh but boo hoo there gonna cry just like the little B's they are and stomp there feet,, yeah well too bad ladies,, most of you are homely looking and need some serious help..
DMHenrie

Bath, PA

#18 Oct 29, 2009
They should be ashamed of themselves, striking when so many people are out of work. Most everyone has taken reductions in health benefits, have increased co-pays, cuts in wages, cuts in overtime, cuts in retirement, and most will be working 52 weeks in a year.
Who the heck do these people think they are? We too are college educated, and professionals. My pay was cut 26% in the last two years due to economic situation, but yet they get raises.
Taxpayers unite !
Jerome

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Oct 29, 2009
NO RAISES FOR ME wrote:
At this company we received a 1.5% bonus last year, no raise. These folks need to count their lucky stars they have a union, and that union should up their dues for getting them such good raises ... I don't know anyone who gets 3.5%+ increase during a recession!
Read the article, there is no contract therefore there is no raise.
Jerome

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Oct 29, 2009
bciu wrote:
I hope the district stood their ground and that the teachers were wise enough to realize that at this time and in this economy they were asking too much.
If you read all the articles coming out during this last week and a half, it is about graduate credits, not the 3.9 or 3.5%...

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 5
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Northampton County Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Power plant seeks permission to send more lead ... Apr 15 Shwinchester1247 1
News Titanic family had ties to the Lehigh Valley Apr 6 Ahab 1
News Jury finds Bethlehem firetruck driver not liabl... Mar '15 Richard Kranium 1
Judge Coonahan Caught in Own Omissions ( Federa... (Feb '11) Jan '15 Topgun0917 8
News Morganelli asks Northampton County officials fo... (Jun '09) Dec '14 Gatsby 28
News Police: Elderly woman dies week after murder-su... Nov '14 silly rabbit 1
News Michael Ballard seeks delay of his execution, c... Nov '14 Shawna 1
More from around the web