The government would pay at least half of their premiums.
But the issue of premiums may be the wrong one to focus on.
The industry wants workers to pay 15 percent of their health insurance premiums, which total $9,700 a year.
The teachers will pay 12 percent of their health insurance premiums.
In 2010 the state government paid all of the teachers' premiums for health insurance.
Insurance companies must now spend at least 80% of premiums on medical services.
It is not, he said, the cause of high premiums.
It is based on 60 percent of average premiums for the six biggest health plans.
The board wants union members to pay a percentage of their health care premiums.
The top four countries generated more than a half of premiums.