Teachers in Providence, R.I., have voted to remove a provision in their contract, finalized in May, that could have resulted in an 8 percent raise.
In exchange, the city agreed to add language basing layoffs largely on seniority.
Under the deal, teachers will receive a 1 percent increase for the current school year, a 1.75 percent increase at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, and a 1.5 percent increase on the final day of the 2016-17 school year. The deal awaits approval by city officials.
A version of this article appeared in the September 30, 2015 edition of Education Week as Teachers Give Up Money for Seniority Protection