Denver teachers to strike Monday as talks stall
DENVER — Denver teachers are planning to strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after failed negotiations with the school district over base pay.
The teachers union and Denver Public Schools met Saturday in an attempt to reach a new contract after more than a year of negotiations, but both sides left disappointed.
The Denver Classroom Teachers Association released a statement after the meeting saying the district’s proposal lacks transparency and “pushes for failed incentives.”
“We will strike Monday for our students and for our profession,” said Henry Roman, president of the teachers union.
Meanwhile, schools Superintendent Susana Cordova said she was “extremely disappointed” that the union walked away from the table.