Members of the Wood River Education Association have rejected the latest contract offer from the Wood River Hartford School District Board. The union voted on Wednesday and more than 95-percent were against the latest offer, and asked union leadership to go back to the bargaining table.
The union has been on the job without a contract since August. In a statement released by the WREA, it says the district offer limits the amount of money being offered to 10 senior educational support personnel members for the last two years of the agreement and only offered four of the most senior teachers in the district one quarter of one percent raise - $200 or less – in year one of the contract, with no raise for the final two years. The union indicates it wants fair treatment in pay for all members. The two sides are expected to meet again with a federal mediator in January.