Teachers’ Association Files Intent to Strike Paperwork
The teachers’ association today filed paperwork required by SB7. According to the law, this filing initiates a 10-day timeframe that precedes any job action by the teachers.
“The board continues to push the teachers to strike,” said Jeff Waterman, chief negotiator for the teachers’ association. “Their offer hasn’t changed – it’s still as extreme and uncompetitive as it was in August. The teachers offered another compromise on Thursday – a fully-funded, two-year contract – that maintains the excellence of our schools and provides a two-year window to build bridges instead of battling in the press.”
“We have accepted many of their proposals on healthcare, retirement and language. We’ve made significant compromises on the financials. The teachers, again, made an offer that is reasonable. The board did not offer a counter-proposal,” Waterman said.