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Countdown, Day 8: Push is on for an agreement in teacher talks

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

Talks are continuing between District negotiators and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers on the eve of Labor Day observances and a mass union membership meeting. Both parties released similar statements saying they plan to keep talking until they reach an agreement.

The teachers’ contract expired Saturday. Teachers are expected to report to work on Tuesday.

Sunday evening, a District spokesperson emailed, "The talks are ongoing. It is our intention to continue to meet until we have an agreement."

From the union came this message: "Teachers and staff will continue to work under the terms of the current contract. The plan right now is to talk until a new agreement is reached."

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