Bargaining Brief, October 2nd, 2023

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Hello Educators,

PAT submitted two proposals for the District to consider on September 22.  One proposal was the district mandated final proposal containing only the bargaining subjects that the District is required by law to address in bargaining. Our second proposal was our student centered proposal that included topics that the district deemed permissive such as increased student supports, mental health services, and class size caps.

Today we continued our mediated bargaining sessions with PPS. We awaited a response from Management and never received one from them. PPS management shared a financial presentation that we are still reviewing and reaching out to our financial analysts.

PAT suggested that both sides livestream explanations of their current proposals in the spirit of transparency.  PPS Management declined to utilize time today to support this effort.

Both teams met for small group discussion about the proposed Special Education article, however it did not result in new formal proposals.

Based on this bargaining session and many that preceded it, it is clear that district management is unwilling to address or even acknowledge our priorities.  If they continue to stonewall the process, we will be forced to strike to achieve a just settlement.  Together we will win a transformative contract that will impact students and their families in incredible ways.  Look out for your CAT members this week who will be calling on you for an important action that will support us at the table.

Read our Report, "A Manufactured Crisis"➤
Read our Strike FAQ #1➤

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

Ryan Olds, OEA Staff
Angela Bonilla, President