MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Education Association says the last thing they want to do is strike, they say it’s up to the district to bring forth a suitable counter proposal to Tuesday’s meeting.
Medford teachers held another informational picketing session today. This time it took place on the corner of Riverside and Crater Lake Highway.
More than 200 picketers attended the event. This is the last weekend they will picket before the possible strike next week.
On Saturday, the MEA bargaining committee met to discuss their final proposal; that meeting lasted for four hours. The MEA says there is no single sticking point in the contract it’s a little bit of everything.
“It’s financials and working conditions, it’s all the remaining articles, it’s everything still on the table,” explained President of the Medford Education Association, Cheryl Lashley.
The final bargaining session between the district and the MEA is scheduled for this Tuesday.