Tacoma teachers to take another strike vote

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Tacoma teachers plan to take another strike vote Monday afternoon.

The teachers union negotiated with the school district over the weekend, but union officials say they have failed to agree on a contract proposal. The teachers have been working without a contract since school started a week and a half ago.

A strike vote at the end of August failed to pass by about 28 votes. Union bylaws require 80 percent approval by the total membership to authorize a strike.

Issues in dispute between the union representing 2,100 teachers and the Tacoma School District include teacher pay, class size and seniority.