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Billings teachers approve tentative agreement

Posted at 10:31 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 00:35:01-04

The Billings Education Association confirmed Wednesday night that teachers approved a new contract.

The vote came out 855-197 in favor of ratifying the tentative agreement, according to an email from local President Rachel Schillreff to members, obtained by Q2 News.

The vote brought a 91 percent turnout with 1,052 teachers.

The new contract includes a raise and $1,500 extra "essential worker" pay.

According to the email, the bargaining committee asked for a 0.5 percent increase on each cell of the salary schedule in the 2020-21 school year.

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