By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Gateway Education Association in the Gateway School District voted to authorize a strike.

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The association says its teachers, counselors and nurses have been working under an expired contract since July 1 of last year.

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They say the school board is dragging its feet in negotiations, so after a vote, they can now call for a strike if they feel it becomes necessary to reach a fair deal.

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They also say they’ve been negotiation for an agreement since Jan. 2020 and are hopeful a strike won’t be needed.