District Back to Delays at the Table

Posted on December 18, 2017

Bargaining Update

December 15, 2017

Bargaining Highlights

  • Over two days of bargaining this week, SDUSD did not make one single bargaining proposal.
  • SDEA’s team continued to fight for a strong L.E.A.R.N. contract with proposals on Special Education, Transfer and the Speech Language Pathologist Salary Appendix.

Read below for additional details and full proposals.

SDEA’s Team Continued the L.E.A.R.N. Fight

SDEA’s bargaining team continued to push for lower special educator caseloads with a new Special Education proposal. SDEA also made a Transfer proposal that would expand members’ voluntary transfer rights while protecting seniority. The SDEA bargaining team was joined by a group of Speech Language Pathologists who spoke passionately and eloquently about the need to bargain fair compensation that will honor current members’ service to the District and also attract new Speech Language Pathologists into hard-to-fill vacancies the District is currently struggling to staff.

SDUSD is Back to Their Pattern of Delays at the Table

SDUSD’s team made no new bargaining proposals over this week’s two sessions, despite stating they would have multiple proposals ready. We “ran out of time” to see the one proposal they did have prepared, after SDUSD’s team extended Thursday’s working lunch break to roughly three hours. SDEA’s team comes to every bargaining session prepared and with the authority to settle. The District simply didn’t do the same this week.

What Next?

The Superintendent and School Board have made clear that they need to feel a lot more pressure before they will settle the contract our schools and students deserve. Let’s make sure they feel it! Our next bargaining date is Jan. 18, 2018, at which point SDEA members will launch Wave Two of our L.E.A.R.N. organizing campaign. See your AR for details once you’re back from a well-deserved break!


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