Howard teachers not giving up

May 24, 1991|By Norris P. West | Norris P. West,Evening Sun Staff ZxB

Don't expect Howard County teachers to sign an agreement that will wipe out a negotiated 6 percent pay raise in their contract.

Leaders of the Howard County Education Association are disturbed that the county's 1992 operating budget adopted by the County Council yesterday did not restore money for raises that County Executive Charles I. Ecker eliminated.

The $270.3 million budget adopted by the council will raise property taxes 14 cents to $2.59 per $100 of assessed valuation.

The Board of Education plans to invite the HCEA, the teachers' collective bargaining unit, to a renegotiation session sometime next month.

Board members will ask teachers to formally give back their raises.

Board member Dana F. Hanna said the union would hurt itself by failing to appear at a new bargaining session.

Without the union's signature on a revised agreement, the board will impose a new contract, he said.

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