Negotiators review terms of Cranberry labor contract

From staff reports

Negotiating teams for the Cranberry Education Association and the Cranberry school board met Wednesday night to review the terms of a tentative labor contract.

Bill Vonada, superintendent of the Cranberry School District, explained earlier that both parties would “go over details and language in the new contract” on Wednesday, May 30.

Once the contract language is approved, both the teachers and board will hold meetings Tuesday to ratify the labor deal.

The two sides reached a tentative contract agreement May 22. The deal called off a threatened teachers strike set for May 25 at the Cranberry schools.

The Cranberry Education Association represents 96 teachers, nurses, counselors and education professionals in the district.

No details as to terms in the contract, including the length of the labor agreement, salaries and health care benefits, have been publicly released.

The Cranberry teachers had been working under the terms of their old contract, a three-year agreement that expired June 30, 2017.

Negotiations with the school board began in January 2017.