Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Watertown teachers staged a protest last night in hopes of jump-starting contract talks between their union and the School Committee.
They demonstrated outside the town’s cable access studios at Watertown High School, just before the School Committee held its monthly meeting inside.
Their contract expired in August.
Bill Fratto, president of the Watertown Educators Association, said though they’ve “made some progress” in the last few months, talks had “gone backward, a little” over the last two weeks.
The protest was an attempt to find a “creative” way to “send a message to the School Committee and get this done,” said Fratto.
He said wages and health insurance cost-sharing have been key issues since the two sides began meeting in March.