Toledo teachers say union rights under fire

The Toledo Public School District is in negotiations with teachers and paraprofessionals and it seems both sides are playing hardball.

The teachers made the district's proposals public-- publishing them in their newsletter.

The proposals include cuts to salaries and increased responsibility for healthcare. Overall, the Toledo Federation of Teachers says the proposal is not being well received by union members.

"They are stunned and it's not going to further building the morale of employees which is what we need moving forward during challenging times," said TFT President Francine Lawrence.

"It serves the best interests of our students-- who are our primary focus with everything that we do-- and also the taxpayers of Toledo. We have to take into consideration what they can afford for us," said TPS Superintendent Dr. Jerome Pecko.

The current contract expires June 30th.

(This article has been corrected to change language from a previously released update.)

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