District meets SEIU, SCTA separately. Not yet agreed

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The Sacramento City Unified School District sat at the negotiating table for hours with the Sacramento City Teachers’ Association for the first time on Sunday since thousands of teachers and employees stood went on strike last week. The district also continued talks with local SEIU Chapter 1021. However, no agreement has been reached with either union, which means the children will not return to class on Monday. we will meet Monday with SCTA and we are scheduled to meet with SEIU at 10:00 a.m. Monday,” the district said in a news release late Sunday. Civil rights and labor leader Dolores Huerta is due to speak at a rally at 11 a.m. Monday in support of the teachers‘ union. The SCTA called on the district to accept the recommendations made by a neutral panel in its investigation report. You can read their proposal to the district here. The district responded Sunday with a counter proposal. Read it here. In it, the district increased its one-time bonus equal to 2% of teachers’ salaries this year to 3%. | Learn more | What the district offered the teachers union and a history of conflict Meanwhile, the union representing classified staff slammed the SCUSD after its Sunday morning meeting, saying the district came to the bargaining table unprepared. The local SEIU chapter represents thousands of caretakers, bus drivers, aide teachers and catering workers. In a statement, the SEIU said the negotiating team expected the district to have a counter proposal at its first meeting on Sunday, but instead they “received a series of” questions from clarification “from the chief district negotiator”. We explained our counter-proposals to them again, as we did yesterday, even though they are clear, and she is an experienced negotiator who understands very well what they mean,” said the branch president. SEIU 1021, Karla Faucett. “We are frustrated that the District is still at a standstill despite the urgency of the situation. We asked if they could have responses to yesterday’s proposals for us by 11:30 a.m., and they said they would not. , 2022. “The 2% proposal, I’m sorry, but that’s ridiculous,” Debra Durazo said with SEIU. “We haven’t had a cost of living adjustment, I mean since 2018/2019. The cost of living, just in the Sacramento area, has gone up. I believe it’s almost 6%, so 2% won’t get us anything.” SEIU and the district had planned to meet again Sunday night, according to the district. | Previous coverage in the video above | Day 4 of the strike Sacramento Teachers: No agreement was reached between the district, SEIU on Saturday. SCTA and SEIU members sit on each other’s bargaining teams. Both unions have asked the district to meet with them at the same time. time, but the SEIU said the district refused.The fifth day of the strike comes as the district closed all of its campuses Wednesday through Friday because it did not have enough substitute teachers to fill staffing shortages during the strike. On Friday, the top educator in the state tried to intervene to get the unions and the district to sit at the bargaining table. But the district did not attend the meeting, the district said on Friday. State Superintendent Tony Thurmond at KCRA 3. Cons The SCUSD school head explained in a virtual meeting on Friday why the district did not accept Thurmond’s invitation. and its union partners, we do not want to circumvent the proper process to reach an agreement with our union partners at the bargaining table,” said SCUSD Education Council Member Lisa Murawski. | Fact Check | City of Sacramento’s Unified Teachers aren’t the highest paid, but health benefits top the list

The Sacramento City Unified School District sat at the negotiating table for hours with the Sacramento City Teachers’ Association for the first time on Sunday since thousands of teachers and employees stood went on strike last week. The district also continued talks with local SEIU Chapter 1021.

However, no agreement has been reached with either union, meaning the children will not return to class on Monday.

“The Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) and the SCTA continued to make progress in negotiations and worked late into Sunday evening. We will be meeting with the SCTA on Monday and we are scheduled to meet with the SEIU at 10:00 a.m. on Monday. , said the municipality in a press release on Sunday evening.

Civil rights and labor leader Dolores Huerta is due to speak at a rally at 11 a.m. Monday in support of the teachers’ union.

The SCTA called on the district to accept the recommendations made by a neutral panel in its investigation report. You can read their proposal to the district here.

The district responded Sunday with a counter proposal. Read it here.

In it, the district increased its one-time bonus equal to 2% of teachers’ salaries this year to 3%.

| Learn more | What the district offered the teachers union and a history of conflict

Meanwhile, the union representing classified staff slammed the SCUSD after its Sunday morning meeting, saying the district came to the bargaining table unprepared.

The local SEIU chapter represents thousands of janitors, bus drivers, teacher’s aides and food service workers.

In a statement, the SEIU said the negotiating team expected the district to have a counter proposal at its first meeting on Sunday, but instead they “received a series of ‘questions from clarification’ from the Chief District Negotiator”.

“We explained our counter-proposals to them again, like we did yesterday, even though they are clear, and she is an experienced negotiator who understands very well what they mean,” said Karla Faucett. , President of SEIU Chapter 1021. “We are frustrated that the District is still at a standstill despite the urgency of the situation. We asked if they could have answers to yesterday’s proposals for us by 11:30 a.m., and they said they wouldn’t.

The district said its proposal to SEIU 1021 includes an ongoing 2% wage increase that would take effect July 1, 2022.

“The 2% proposal, I’m sorry, but that’s ridiculous,” Debra Durazo told SEIU. “We haven’t had a cost of living adjustment, I mean since 2018/2019. The cost of living, just in the Sacramento area, has gone up. I believe it’s almost 6%, so 2% won’t bring us anything.”

SEIU and the district had planned to meet again on Sunday evening, according to the district.

| Previous coverage in the video above | Day 4 of the Sacramento teachers’ strike: no agreement reached between the district and the SEIU on Saturday

Members of the SCTA and SEIU sit on each other’s negotiating teams. Both unions asked the district to meet with them at the same time, but the SEIU said the district refused.

The fifth day of the strike comes as the district closed all of its campuses Wednesday through Friday because it did not have enough substitute teachers to fill staffing shortages during the strike.

On Friday, the state’s top educator tried to intervene to get the unions and the district to sit down at the bargaining table. But the district did not attend the meeting, State Superintendent Tony Thurmond told KCRA 3 on Friday.

The SCUSD Board of Education explained in a virtual meeting Friday why the district did not accept Thurmond’s invitation.

“Because this is a local issue between the district and its union partners, we don’t want to circumvent the proper process to reach an agreement with our union partners at the bargaining table,” said Lisa Murawski, SCUSD School Board Member.

| Fact Check |City of Sacramento’s Unified Teachers aren’t the highest paid, but health benefits top the list

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