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Rise & Shine: New York City’s pre-K strike is off

Preschools had already decided to close. Parents had made other childcare plans. And teachers were ready to descend on City Hall in a strike on Thursday to demand higher pay.

But with just about 48 hours to spare, the union on Tuesday called off the protest. DC 1707, which represents preschool teachers who work in community-run programs, said the city and management had agreed to begin meeting with them next week. It was just the latest unusual twist in the union's push for pay on-par with what public school teachers make.

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— Christina Veiga, reporter

STRIKE THAT With fewer than 48 hours to spare, the union representing pre-K teachers in community-run schools called off a strike. Officials said the the city and management had agreed to meetings starting next week. Chalkbeat

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