Thousands of students in Quincy are getting a four-day weekend as a public school teacher strike continues for a second school day. Teachers and administrators failed to reach an agreement on a new contract over the weekend.
The strike centers around teachers' health benefits, and how much they are required to pay for health care. Currently, teachers are required to pay 10 percent of their health coverage and the city wants that increased to 20 percent.
On Friday, the state's Labor Relations Commission, which resolves labor disputes, ruled that the strike was illegal and ordered teachers to return to work. The teachers union says it will continue striking in defiance of that order.
This program aired on June 11, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.