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Dixon Teachers Talk Through The Night

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Both sides have been here at the district office for two hours now, trying to reach a compromise that will end the strike. 

It started this morning with teachers hitting the picket line at 6:45 a.m., holding signs saying they'd rather be in their classrooms and that they wanted to be appreciated and paid for the work they do. 

They've been negotiating that pay and more for months, sticking not only on raises, but also new textbooks and new technology, as well as the addition of more teachers.

At the same time both sides are optimistic.

"Hopefully their will be some good conversation as well as negotiating," Dixon schools Superintendent Michael Juenger said. "I believe both parties will remain at the table."

"There should be no reason why this cant be resolved," Teacher and head negotiator Dolph Ricks said. "We've got to get this settled and get kids back in class Monday."

Both sides said they'll go for hours tonight if they have to and are willing to continue tomorrow and into the weekend to get this resolved.

 

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