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Breaking: Contract winning by big margin

The proposed D.C. teachers' contract appears to be headed toward ratification by a significant margin. As of 10:15 a.m. the vote was 858 to 203 in favor of the pact, which would provide a 21.6 percent salary hike and a performance pay program. A final tally is expected by early this afternoon.

Ballots are being counted at the offices of the American Arbitration Association at 18th and Eye Sts. A national staff member of the American Federation of Teachers, George Bordenave, is observing the count, taking place in an eighth floor conference room. At the time of my brief visit, AAA staff appeared to be cross-checking the four-digit identification numbers of Washington Teachers' Union members against ballots.

By Bill Turque  |  June 2, 2010; 10:47 AM ET
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The Washington Teachers Union (WTU) & AFT have a long history of corruption, embezzlement, fraud, vote-fixing, & election process irregularities.

Posted by: honestaction | June 2, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Why weren't any WTU officers, particularly Nathan Saunders, allowed to observe the count as well?

Posted by: Is_this_thing_on | June 2, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Seems inappropriate to release results before they are final, but glad to hear the contract is receiving such broad support.

Posted by: horacemann | June 2, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Just got off lunch and recess duty, where I got to hear that Donald said the b-word and that Latanya doesn't want to be Mona's friend, and what can I say but HALLELUJAH!!!!

Posted by: chelita | June 2, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations to the teachers who are getting, really, a huge bonus!

(oh, and bye bye non-teachers taking up teacher's slots)

Posted by: bbcrock | June 3, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

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