ORLANDO, Fla. – Almost 5,000 ballots cast by Orange County teachers were counted Monday night at the Classroom Teachers Association headquarters.
Teachers have spent almost a month voting on a controversial contract that provides up to $2,000 in raises and cost of living increases.
The results came in with 79% (3,843) of teachers voting against the proposal and 21% (1,017) percent voting in favor of it.
Many teachers argued the increase in health insurance premiums would mean a pay cut at the end.
“It is a challenge to try to get crumbs (and) accept crumbs, when that is all that’s offered. We need Tallahassee to offer a full meal for our teachers, not crumbs,” said Wendy Doromal, president of CTA.