Posted May 14, 2012 in California Educator
Elk Grove preserves benefits, saves jobs
It took a massive march by 1,500 members, regular protests in front of the district office, and long mediation and fact-finding sessions, but in the end, the Elk Grove Education Association overwhelmingly...
Posted January 31, 2012 in California Educator
Bargaining updates around the state
Alameda Education Association is at a bargaining impasse with a district that is hoarding at least $17 million in reserves and recently gave its superintendent a big raise, but refuses...
Posted September 07, 2010 in California Educator
Ceres educators settle contract, gain support
In the wake of a three-day strike by Capistrano teachers in Southern California, teachers in the Central Valley town of Ceres began to organize and mobilize to fight off a similar threat by their...
Posted May 28, 2010 in California Educator
Oakland teachers' one-day strike yields contract talks
Fed up with being the lowest-paid educators in Alameda County, Oakland educators mobilized their community with a successful one-day strike April 29 that motivated the school district to return...
Posted April 30, 2010 in California Educator
Capistrano educators call for strike
“Sometimes you have to draw a line, and if the issues are as critical as the ones 2,200 members of the Capistrano Unified Education Association are fighting for, if it has to be a picket line, so...
Posted February 28, 2010 in California Educator
Taking a stand in Southern California
It’s bad enough that even one CTA chapter has to face unfair bargaining table intransigence. Worse yet when numerous Southern California local associations — including the Alvord Educators Association...
Posted December 21, 2009 in California Educator
RTTT bill helps state qualify for funds
The California Legislature is considering two bills designed to help California become eligible for up to $700 million in federal Race to the Top (RTTT) program funding. The CTA-supported bill —...
Posted April 16, 2013 in California Educator
Burlingame teachers win better evaluations, salary increase
Burlingame Education Association members ratified a three-year contract agreement that provides a retroactive...
Posted August 30, 2012 in California Educator
Read the fine print
Three years ago, an overhead screen broke loose in Carminda Kho’s class and hit her on the head. After the initial pain subsided, she thumbed through her union contract.
She found a provision...