Striking Dedham Teachers Rally, March On Saturday

Dedham teachers' strike Saturday

(Kevin Coleman/WBZ NewsRadio)

DEDHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The teachers’ strike continued in Dedham on Saturday as a rally and march were held.

Teachers in Dedham are calling for better pay. They walked off the job on Friday, causing classes to be cancelled.

The strike came after teachers had been working for a year without a contract, despite the strike being ruled as illegal by the Department of Labor Relations.

Ahead of renewed contract talks on Saturday, teachers rallied before marching to Dedham High School.

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School Cancelled After Dedham Teachers Go On Strike

Dedham Education Association President Tim Dwyer said that one of the issues is students using their cell phones in the classroom.

“The problem is that it is a battle that’s fought at least five times a day, and often times during the class,” Dwyer said on WBZ’s Nightside with Dan Rea. “We’re saying that cell phones should not be in those academic settings at all. They should be off an in their lockers.”

This is the first public teachers’ strike in Massachusetts in 12 years.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kevin Coleman (@KevinColemanWBZ) reports

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