An unsustainable course

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The teachers union in Worcester is the largest public employee union in the city, as it is in most other municipalities. The EAW represents about 1,900 teachers, close to half of all municipal employees. The union and school committee are currently negotiating over two main issues: teacher salaries and health insurance. Together, these two line items constitute close to 60 percent of the school department’s budget.

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