A state board has declared an impasse in negotiations between Alameda’s teachers’ union and school district leaders over pay.
The state Public Employment Relations Board declared an impasse over pay negotiations on Thursday, at the request of the Alameda Education Association. A state mediator will now be brought in to try to broker a deal between the union and schools administrators, and if that fails, a three-person factfinding body will examine each side’s case and make recommendations. Read more >> about State declares impasse in teacher pay dispute
Teachers brought last week’s pre-school picket to the school board on Tuesday, with dozens of sign-waving teachers packed into the back of council chambers as parents spoke on their behalf.
Parents said they moved to Alameda for high-quality schools and that they have come to love their teachers, and they want district leaders to offer them more support in the classroom and at the bargaining table, where the union and district administrators are expected to meet Friday. Read more >> about Teachers bring picket to school board
Carolyn Cover-Griffith leafs through a pile of old paycheck stubs to offer a sense of how her health care costs have increased over the past few years. In 2009, she was paying $790 a month for healthcare coverage for her family. This year, her payment for her family’s Blue Shield plan is nearly $1,200 a month. Read more >> about Teachers struggle with rising health coverage costs