Medford teachers get $650 each in settlement over labor complaint against school district


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MEDFORD, Oregon — The Medford School District has paid teachers $345,000 to settle a labor complaint.

The pay, doled out on Christmas Eve, amounted to about $650 before taxes for each of the more than 600 affected teachers.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports ( that the teachers union filed its complaint in October 2013 after the district, facing a budget shortfall, cut the school year short. When funding rose the following year, the teachers say the school district was required to add days back.

Oregon's Employment Relations Board ruled in August that the school district violated its agreement with the teachers union.

Union President Cheryl Lashley says teachers are happy to have the dispute resolved.

Information from: Mail Tribune,

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