Evergreen talks end for day strike continues

first_imgSchool has been canceled Tuesday in the Evergreen School District as negotiations continue with the district and the Evergreen Education Association.“We have been negotiating all weekend and have spent countless hours working together in an effort to reach an agreement that would allow us to begin school as soon as possible. We are continuing at the bargaining table today with sincere hopes of reaching an agreement,” the two sides said in a joint statement released Monday afternoon.“Given the fact that it is Monday afternoon, we want to update you that we are continuing to work towards reaching an agreement, but under the best of circumstances, would not be able to logistically start school Tuesday,” the statement said. “Thank you for your patience.”The conciliatory tone took a harsher edge at about 7:30 p.m. when the union posted a statement on Facebook saying the talks had ended for the day.“It is with great disappointment we announce that bargaining is done already,” the statement said. “At around 6:45 p.m., the district e-mailed the EEA bargaining team their only proposal for the day and packed up and went home without explaining the proposal.”“We will remain on strike Tuesday,” the statement continued. “Please contact John Steach and the school board and demand the district return to the table and work toward settlement!”last_img read more