Bargaining Brief 11.20

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Hello Educators, 

After nearly 24 hours of continuous bargaining, the PPS and PAT bargaining teams reached what both sides believed to be a tentative agreement that would make transformational change for Portland students and get them back to the classroom.

This morning, the PPS Board of Education unanimously rejected the recommended settlement sent to them from their own bargaining team.

This crisis of their own making unnecessarily prolongs the strike, and demonstrates the inability of district leadership to govern Oregon’s largest school district.

Educators will remain on strike until the Board accepts the deal that the PPS and PAT bargaining teams agreed upon.

In Solidarity,

Your Bargaining Team

Steve Lancaster | Chair Teacher, Social Studies
Francisca Alvarez | K-5 Bilingual Inst. Coach
Samara Bockelman | Middle School Counselor
Julia Fogg | K-5 Instructional Coach
Thea Keith Teacher | 8th Grade Science/Health
Charity Powell Teacher | K-8 Special Education

Ryan Olds, OEA Staff
Angela Bonilla, President