Medford teachers' negotiations set to resume with mediator

Bargaining teams from the Medford Education Association and Medford School District will be joined by mediators from the Employment Relations Board for a negotiations session at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

Oregon Education Association officials were not sure this afternoon whether the mediators would meet with both sides separately or together.

Teachers voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike last week and gave notice of their intent to walk off the job Feb. 6 unless a new contract agreement is reached. The district implemented a contract in December without support or approval of the union.

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