Thursday, February 08, 2007

National Negotiations Update for the Week Ending 2/9/07

Not as much this week, but some interesting stuff. I will be posting the next edition of the Union Bouquet in the next few days.

For the latest on teacher union strikes or negotiations, click here.

San Francisco-- This district near San Francisco has been negotiating for 19 months with the same board that precipitated a 2001 strike that caused 15-20% of the district's teachers to leave.

Paradise-- Paradise teachers are without a contract, they've been working to the rule for a while. Interestingly enough, this student has a blog in support of the teachers!

Lansing-- over 700 teachers sicked out on Monday. They're planning to do it during count week too. More about it here. Wait, HOLD THE PHONE! Apparently they've reached a tentative agreement. Read about it here.

Tahoe-- Tahoe Truckee Education Association pulled out a 7% raise retroactive to July, 2006, plus another 2% raise next year. Read more about it from the local's President here.

Chesterfield-- What do you do when your contract talks have stalled after almost a year and a half? Take Abraham Lincoln's birthday off as a holiday! (Yes, I'm serious about this.) Talk about creative bargaining techniques!

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