CMS teachers ready to fight for higher pay



CHARLOTTE - Many Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teachers attended Tuesday night’s County Commission meeting, ready to fight for more pay.

Leaders said they will have their chance at next week’s meeting.

“Otherwise every meeting we have would be taken up with people having concerns about budget requests,” said Trevor Fuller with the Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners.

School leaders have been negotiating for months with county leaders to increase pay by 3 percent for all CMS teacher.

The County Manager said it is up to the state to pay for the other raises, since teachers are state employees.

CMS teachers will have their chance to fight for their raises at next Wednesday’s budget hearing at the Government Center.