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Saucon Valley teachers union says 'yes' to higher salaries

Saucon Valley teachers union says 'yes' to higher salaries

In a symbolic vote Thursday, the Saucon Valley teachers union approved an arbitrator's recommendations that would have given members significantly higher salaries than those in the school board's final best offer. The school board voted down the arbitrator's report earlier this week, saying salaries were too high and sections regarding health care, retirement incentives and pay for continuing education credits were confusing. Because arbitrator Timothy Brown's recommendations are nonbinding, both the union and school board must agree on them for them to become valid, meaning the board's decision took the recommendations off the table. The failed arbitration...

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