Bargaining Brief, 11/4/23

Today your Bargaining Team met with management in several topic specific discussions; specifically, workload relief related to class sizes, increased planning time, improvements to environmental safety and student supports.

We were disappointed that we received no concrete proposals.  We are concerned that the pace of bargaining is closer to what might have been appropriate six months ago.  The District Bargaining Team isn’t showing the urgency to settle this contract that is needed to open up our schools. We need to see written proposals from management, most notably on workload relief, as soon as possible if we are to see a pathway to settlement.  

We will be bargaining again tomorrow.  We continue to believe the School Board must enter the bargaining process as soon as possible if we are to get a settlement anytime soon.   Please be ready next week to participate in picket lines as we increase the pressure and attempt to obtain a settlement.

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In Solidarity,

Your Bargaining Team
Steve Lancaster, Chair
Francisca Alvarez
Samara Bockelman
Julia Fogg
Thea Keith
Charity Powell

Ryan Olds, OEA Staff
Angela Bonilla, PAT President