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Strongsville: Teachers strike talks end for the night, to resume Monday

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STRONGSVILLE, OH (WOIO) -

Striking teachers in Strongsville have been on the picket line for five weeks now and still no new contract with the Board of Education.

Talks wrapped up just after 10 p.m. Friday evening.

Both sides have been negotiating for three days straight. They met for 14 hours Wednesday, seven Thursday and then nine hours on Friday.

Tuesday teachers proposed bringing in a third party mediator to settle the strike but the board stated that would be an inappropriate use of taxpayer money.   

The district is asking teachers to pay more of the healthcare costs. The union wants to unfreeze a merit pay system the district had.

Since no agreement was reached this weekend, Monday with mark the start of the union's sixth week on the picket lines.

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