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Byline: Bonnie Adams
Sep. 16--PLAINS TWP. -- Crestwood teachers filed a strike notice Thursday night and said the district offered them a "trash" proposal that insists they pay a portion of health-care premiums.
Teachers will go on strike after next week if a settlement is not reached by Sept. 23 in the three-year contract dispute. No other negotiation sessions are planned before then.
Board member Gene Mancini Jr. said the district will not budge in requiring teachers to pay a portion of health care premiums in any new contract. "First and foremost, the public demands it," he said. "The public pays for it."
Negotiator John Holland of the Pennsylvania State Education Association said the union has told the district it can save …