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New Orleans teachers, related workers, settle.

New Orleans teachers, related workers, settle

In Louisiana, the Orleans Parish School Board of the United Teachers of New Orleans negotiatBd a 3-year contract for 6,000 teachers, social workers, counselors, and clerical workers that provided no significant changes in wages or benefits. Union officials said they reluctantly accepted the terms because tax revenue was not available to finance increases in compensation, but they would work to get citizen approval of a property tax increase in New Orleans to finance future improvements. In September 1986, voters had rejected a property tax increase, influenced, to some extent, by the State's projected $300 million budget deficit which stemmed, in part, from cutbacks in petroleum output.

In mid-1986, the University of New Orleans reported that the average teacher salary in New Orleans was betweeen $15,000 and $17,000 a year.
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Title Annotation:Developments in Industrial Relations
Author:Ruben, George
Publication:Monthly Labor Review
Date:Mar 1, 1988
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