FMCS Statement on Strongsville City Schools, SEA Negotiations

Apr 26, 2013, 21:24 ET from Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) issued the following statement today on the labor negotiations between the Strongsville City School District Board of Education and the Strongsville Education Association (SEA):

The FMCS is pleased to announce that following lengthy negotiations conducted under our auspices, the parties have reached a comprehensive, tentative collective bargaining agreement. This tentative agreement is subject to ratification by the teachers' union membership and the Strongsville Board of Education.

In addition, with the pending resolution of the current work stoppage, representatives of the Board and the SEA have affirmed their joint commitment to move forward in a positive atmosphere, fully focused on creating a successful learning environment for the students, parents and community of Strongsville.

Out of respect for the ratification process and consistent with the Agency's longstanding policy on confidentiality, we shall not disclose any of the terms of the agreement.

Because of the sensitive nature of these discussions, FMCS will have no further comment on these proceedings at this time.

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, created in 1947, is an independent U.S. government agency whose mission is to preserve and promote labor-management peace and cooperation. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 10 district offices and 67 field offices, the agency provides mediation and conflict resolution services to industry, government agencies and communities.

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