After seven rounds of negotiations that first began last school year, your SDEA bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement on a fair and competitive 4% across-the-board salary increase for all of our members. If ratified by the SDEA membership, this increase would bring our highest step for most of our members to over $95,000 a year, in addition to substantially improving career earnings. Under the terms of the tentative agreement, this pay increase would be implemented in two phases: · 3% of the raise will be retroactive to July 1, 2016 for every SDEA member. · A compounded 1% increase effective January 1, 2017 for SDEA members who are on the 12 pay plan and February 1, 2017 for those on […]
Posted on Sep 30, 2016 | Read more
Proposed Increase Would Only Impact About Half of SDEA Members! August 1, 2016 Bargaining Update The SDEA Bargaining Team met with the District’s Bargaining Team on Thursday, July 28, 2016 to continue negotiations for a 2016/17 salary increase for SDEA Members. The District proposed a restructuring of specific teachers’ salary schedules that will result in pay increases for only about 50% of SDEA members. The district’s rationale for this was to recruit and retain new hires and long-term employees. Unfortunately, only those members at the very beginning of the salary schedules, Steps 1, 2 & 3 or last Step of the salary schedule, Step 17, would receive salary increases. With this proposal, the other 50% of our membership would not receive a salary increase. The SDEA Bargaining Team rejected the […]
Posted on Aug 2, 2016 | Read more
SDEA Members Stand in support of our Bargaining Team at School Board Meeting At Tuesday’s school board meeting, SDEA’s bargaining team notified the district of our intent to begin bargaining for a wage increase for 2016-17. Our speakers, including members of the bargaining team, rank and file educators, members of SDEA’s board of directors, and SDEA president Lindsay Burningham, eloquently demanded that the district invest directly in the classroom. Site /Program Delegations from across our union packed the auditorium and stood behind the bargaining team in solidarity and showed the district that we stand together! Our first bargaining sessions is scheduled for Monday, June 27th. We will be providing you regular updates throughout the process.
Posted on Jun 16, 2016 | Read more
Here is the link to the First Reading of the 2016 – 2017 SDEA Budget that was discussed at the May 11th, 2016 SDEA Rep Council meeting. Please share with your colleagues! SDEA Budget 2016-2017 First Reading May 11 2016
Posted on May 12, 2016 | Read more
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