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San Francisco teachers to vote on strike over contract dispute

San Francisco teachers are set to vote on whether to authorize a strike Thursday night.

Months of labor negotiations have failed to produce a new contract with the San Francisco Unified School District.

Teachers' union officials say the main sticking point is money -- they're asking for a 21 percent raise over three years. The district is offering an eight and a half percent raise.

Thursday night's vote would not trigger a strike, but it would allow the union to schedule a strike vote, probably in September. So there is still time to reach a settlement.
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