Bargaining Update — April 30, 2015 After two full days of mediation and more than a year after starting the bargaining process, SDEA member actions have resulted in a tentative contract agreement with the District that increases member salaries by 5 percent over this year and next. Member organizing provided the needed leverage at the bargaining table to reach an agreement that addresses all Fight for 5! priorities, including a fair compensation package, maintains our first-rate benefits, improves class sizes and caseloads, increases elementary preparation time and adds more support services for students. The three-year agreement (effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017) includes: 1 percent salary increase retroactive to July 1, 2014. 4 percent salary increase effective July 1, 2015. A contract re-opener on wages solely for the purpose of […]
Posted on May 1, 2015 | Read more
SDEA members will celebrate the Day of the Educator on Thursday, May 7 at the SDEA office from 4-6 p.m. Gather up your colleagues and enjoy this event full of food, music and prizes (all while earning tickets for the raffle). Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. We look forward to seeing you at the celebration!
Posted on Apr 16, 2015 | Read more
On Wednesday, April 8, SDEA’s Representative Council unanimously passed a resolution opposing high-stakes testing. The resolution calls for change in current state and federal accountability systems, as well as further education opportunities for educators and parents about a parent’s right to opt his or her child out of standardized testing. Read the full resolution below: SDEA Resolution against High Stakes Testing
Posted on Apr 10, 2015 | Read more
SDEA Bargaining Update April 9, 2015 SDUSD notified SDEA during spring break the School Board had new bargaining parameters and requested the parties return to the table prior to the April 29th mediation session. The SDEA and SDUSD bargaining teams met yesterday, April 8. The District submitted a 3 year proposal that included Wages & Class Size (see table below). The across the board wage increase to the salary schedule doubled in 2015/2016 from a 2% to a 4% (2% effective July 1, 2015 and 2% effective January 1, 2016). SDUSD did not change their 2014/15 offer of a 1% off schedule bonus and newly proposed a third year with no salary increase for the 2016/2017 school year. SDEA was clear to the District that for the union to consider […]
Posted on Apr 9, 2015 | Read more
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