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Teacher contract talks between Boston, union collapse

City, union leaders turn to a mediator

A last-ditch attempt by Boston school and union leaders to reach agreement on a new teachers’ contract failed after a nearly 16-hour negotiating session that ended Tuesday morning, sending the dispute to a state mediator.

“We are all sorry that the bargain could not be worked out,’’ Richard Stutman, the teachers union president, wrote in an electronic news bulletin to the union’s more than 5,000 members, saying that the School Department’s latest offer was unacceptable.

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