boston.com News your connection to The Boston Globe
Globe West Updates News and updates from the Globe West Zone

« Reader responds to proposed sex offender ordinance | Main | Courting perfection: Bentley and Brandeis »

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Watertown teachers protest stalled talks

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.

–Christina Pazzanese

Sponsored Links