A rally by teachers outside the State Capitol late Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Denver.
(Image credit: David Zalubowski/The Associated Press)

After negotiations between Denver Public Schools and the local teachers' union, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA), failed to reach a new salary agreement Saturday, the union announced plans for a strike beginning Monday.

At issue is the school district's method of awarding bonuses as performance incentives; the union is pushing for lower bonuses and higher, more consistent base pay. "Faced with a smoke-and-mirrors proposal that continues to lack transparency and pushes for failed incentives for some over meaningful base salary for all, the DCTA strike will commence for the schools Denver students deserve," the union said.

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