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Teachers Blast CdA School Board

Item: Teachers chastise board: Bargaining team criticized for bringing 'premature proposal' to table/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: A plan to make a major change to the Coeur d'Alene School District's employee health benefit plan received some pushback from the local teachers union Wednesday during a collective bargaining session at Woodland Middle School. Before a crowd of about 50 observers, the teachers also chastised the board for its negotiating tactics, and criticized the board's bargaining team for bringing the plan to the table before the insurance company officially offered it. "Proposing a plan before full information was out, cannot be delivered at the time the proposal was made, ladies and gentlemen, that's bad faith bargaining," said Tim Sanford, the teachers' chief negotiator. "Your proposal was premature."

Question: Is the Coeur d'Alene School Board operating in good faith?

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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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