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As Minneapolis Educators Strike Enters 2nd Week, Compromise With District Remains Elusive

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Minneapolis Public Schools says it does not have the money to give striking educators what they want.

The district reiterated its position Tuesday night as the week-long strike continues.

"We have been thinking creatively about ways we can compromise, but we have reached our financial limitations," said MPS board treasurer Kimberly Caprini.

Minneapolis Public Schools Board
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The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers is fighting for limits on class sizes, higher wages and more mental-health support. The district says it's committed to reaching an agreement.

MPS's food service workers, represented by SEIU Local 284, filed notice of their intent to strike Tuesday. A 10-day "cooling-off" period will go into effect. March 28 is the earliest date those workers could start walking picket lines.


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