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Quincy Federation voting on new contract offer

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Tuesday's contract meeting happened at Quincy Junior High School. . Tuesday's contract meeting happened at Quincy Junior High School. .
Quincy Federation members spoke about the new offer. Quincy Federation members spoke about the new offer.
QPS administrators also attended the meeting. QPS administrators also attended the meeting.
Members were able to voice their opinions. Members were able to voice their opinions.
Members voted on the contract, and voting will continue on Wednesday. Members voted on the contract, and voting will continue on Wednesday.
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Quincy Public Schools and its employee union are still without a contract agreement, as the first day of school is only 9 days away. 

However, members met Tuesday night at Quincy Junior High School to review and vote on a new offer.

"The meeting went very well." Co-President Kate Schumacher said. "It was very informative. I feel like people asked really great questions."

Along with union members, Board President Sayeed Ali, and other district administrators attended the meeting.

"We were all there in our room to answer any type of concerns or questions they might have." Ali said. "We just thought that was important to make ourselves available."

Ali added that when the union voted down the original offer that union representatives and the district had agreed upon, it caught them off guard. He said the newest offer has a few minor changes, but it is similar to the original.

"It was a pretty big surprise, and so we thought if there's any communication components or education that they needed assistance on, then we should be there to help."

Ali said only two or three union members stopped by the administrators room, but Federation Co-President Kate Schumacher said the union met in different rooms, and were able to voice their thoughts on the new offer before voting on it.

"It's always very powerful to get our union membership together, and to hear their voice, and to know which direction they want to go." Schumacher said.

Schumacher added that voting will continue on Wednesday, with a final vote count happening at 1 p.m.

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