LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached a tentative contract deal with its teachers.
The three-year tentative deal was reached late Friday and includes a 10 percent raise over two years.
The Los Angeles Times reports that teachers at LAUSD have not had a raise in eight years.
Both sides have been involved in tense negotiations for more than a year and this deal will forestall talk of a strike.
The pact must be ratified by both the union membership and the Board of Education.
Teachers had asked for an immediate 8 ½ percent raise.
The district wanted a 4 percent raise this year and a 2 percent raise next year in the form of four additional work days for training.
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