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Philadelphia Federation Of Teachers, School District Reach Stalemate In Contract Negotiations

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers says it's reached a stalemate in contract negotiations with the School District of Philadelphia. The union now says it's considering what's called a "work to rule" action, meaning the extra work that teachers do in their off-hours would be curtailed.

That includes things such as lesson planning, grading and reaching out to families.

The PFT's contract expired in August.

The union is seeking a contract extension with a 2% raise.

The school district sent out a statement reading, in part, "We remain hopeful that we will be able to come to a resolution that allows for both parties to do what matters most -- provide high-quality instruction and supports that best meet the educational needs of children throughout the City of Philadelphia."

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