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QPS union members revisit rejected contract proposal

Quincy School Union members crammed into Quincy Junior High School on Tuesday afternoon to reconsider and vote on the contract proposal it rejected three weeks ago. This is an image from a school board meeting in October of last year.

Quincy Public School union members crammed into Quincy Junior High School on Tuesday afternoon to reconsider and vote on the contract proposal it rejected three weeks ago.

School Board President Sayeed Ali said it's "essentially the same contract" with a few language items edited.

Both parties agreed to a tentative agreement back on July 11th.

Union membership voted it down two weeks later.

Ali confirmed the financial details remain the same.

He added he is confident negotiations will not linger like last year's contract.

"I would anticipate that it wouldn't because it has been so positive and we came to an agreement so quickly," Ali explained. "If it were voted down two times I guess there would be a few things we would have to look into to find out what the roadblocks are."

Quincy Federation Co-President Kate Schumacher classifies this as a new proposal.

She wouldn't specify the changed language items mentioned by Ali.

"The union supports the member's voice," she explained. "When voting is finished tomorrow at 1, We will county the ballets and let everyone know how it goes."

That voting will take place between 9 a.m., and 1 p.m. at the union office on South 36th Street in Quincy.

A final result is expected by Thursday morning.

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