Teachers’ Union Agrees To Cutbacks To Save Jobs

EDISON – Edison teachers have agreed to salary cuts and changes in benefits to save the jobs of 158 of their colleagues.

After having their state aid slashed, Edison eliminated full-day kindergarten and middle school sports, reduced staff and still raised taxes by $190 for the average homeowner. The deal allows the school district to keep 123 paraprofessional aides, 13 teachers, 10 teacher aides, seven library aides, four guidance counselors and one secretary that would have lost their jobs.

The deal calls for all of the union members to pay 1.5 percent of their salary towards their health plans. Paraprofessional aides will accept a 25 percent salary cut, and library aides will take a 20 percent cut.

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