Flint teachers have agreed to major wage concessions in their new contract.
Flint teachers have been working without a contract for two years. This week, the teachers approved a new two year contract, under which their pay will be cut by seven percent.
Ethel Johnson is the president of United Teachers of Flint. She says the union agreed to the concessions, in part because of the Flint district’s financial problems, and partly because of legislation passed in Lansing that could have forced Flint teachers to accept even deeper concessions.