Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

SOUTH/CITY/EAST [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

SOUTH/CITY/EAST [Derived Headline]

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Peters teachers plan to strike today

Negotiators for the Peters Township School District and its teachers ended their talks Tuesday night without a contract, and teachers planned to strike at 7 a.m. today.

Negotiators met for about eight hours Tuesday, and the district at one point expressed optimism that an agreement could be reached.

The Peters Township Federation of Teachers represents the district's 285 teachers.

The sides remained split over several issues, including salaries, length of work days and class size.

Teachers have been without a contract since the previous five- year pact expired Aug. 31.


Paid sick leave law will be delayed at least 60 days

The law passed earlier this year requiring most employers in Pittsburgh to provide paid sick days will be delayed at least 60 days, according to an agreement between lawyers for the city and the trade association challenging the ordinance.

The Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association and local businesses suing to block the law agreed last week with the city to push the implementation date from Jan. 11 to March 10, said association spokeswoman Melissa Bova.

The association sued the city in September, about a month after the law was signed by Mayor Bill Peduto, arguing that the state home rule charter prevented the city from determining "duties, responsibilities or requirements placed upon businesses, occupations and employers."

Briefs are due Nov. 10, Ms. Bova said, and Judge Joseph James has indicated he intends to rule quickly.

Couple identified as victims of accident

A married couple from Wilkinsburg were killed Monday in an accident involving a Port Authority bus and an SUV in the Hill District, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office said Tuesday.

Henry Walker, 73, who used a wheelchair, and Carol Christine Williamson, 68, died of head, neck and body injuries, a supervisor at the medical examiner's office said. The medical examiner ruled their deaths accidental. …

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