The current ADTA struggle with AESD made the front page of the newspaper! The following is an excerpt from the original Daily Press article.
“ADELANTO — The Adelanto teachers union is looking into the possibility of a strike in February after bargaining negotiations recently passed the one-year mark and the district fired its chief business officer, a California Teachers Association spokesman confirmed.
“Where they are at this point, they are conducting a strike assessment this week, among other activities,” said Frank Wells of CTA. “Everything they’re doing is in the hope of getting a settlement and avoiding a strike.”
Wells said district officials postponed a meeting scheduled between the union and the district last week, which has further infuriated union officials. The district and teachers first began negotiations in October 2013 and have been at impasse since July. The next time the two sides are expected to meet is Feb. 23.
“There was a fact finding scheduled for tomorrow and the district has now asked that to be postponed to late February,” Wells said on Thursday. “If there were to be (a strike) it would not happen until after that fact finding. We’re still a ways away from that and hopefully we won’t need to get there.”
Contract negotiations typically occur between a California teachers union and district administrators every three years, according to the CTA website.
In Adelanto, bargaining talks between the district’s administrators and Adelanto Teachers Association are now being mediated by a state-appointed neutral as they are in the fact-finding stage.
The main issues being disputed include the rate of a healthcare benefits cap, salary rates for “professional development days,” walk-thru evaluations, and the extension of work day hours, according to an ADTA Powerpoint presentation delivered to teachers on Wednesday…”
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