The Blog at CTA

Stockton Teachers Prepare to Vote on Tentative Contract with 12.5% Increase, New Duties

(Photo above) Hundreds of members of the Stockton Teachers Association give their bargaining team, their organizing team, their executive team, and their staff team a standing ovation for the combined efforts that led to a tentative agreement including a multi-year 12.5% compensation increase, more time for collaboration with each other and parents, and individualized student instruction.

FLASH: MEMBERS OF THE STOCKTON TEACHERS ASSOCIATION RATIFIED THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT FRIDAY BY A 97% VOTE. THE TA IS SLATED FOR A RATIFICATION VOTE BY THE STOCKTON SCHOOL BOARD ON MONDAY EVENING.

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Stockton Teachers Talk to Parents about Engaging with Their Schools

(Photo above) During the second of two parent forums sponsored by the Stockton Teachers Association, a sixth-grade student translates for her mother the information provided by STA members and CTA staff about how parents can get more involved in local decisions that affect their children.

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Stockton Teachers, District Reach Tentative Agreement

Accord Achieved at 1:22 AM Friday in Session that Began Thursday Morning

(Photo above) Just hours before the tentative contract agreement was reached, Stockton Teachers Association President John Steiner tells a group of reporters that teachers have battling for more than 32 months to ensure every student a high quality education and to foster collaboration with parents and the community.

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Stockton Teachers Build Momentum for Community Meetings Aimed at Making Classroom and Students the District’s Top Priority

(Photo above) Stockton Teachers Association Negotiations Chair Ed Auerbach, a teacher at Health Careers Academy, briefs Matt Maurin, a teacher at Edison High School, about the school district’s stalling that has kept a settlement out of reach for more than 32 months. Maurin is one of a contingent of teachers who picked up flyers detailing problems spawned by the district’s head negotiator, Craig Wells, both in Stockton and two other districts.

Stockton Teachers Association members stopped by the Association office on Monday, their first day back after Spring break, to pick up flyers inviting parents and other interested parties to two meetings scheduled for Thursday of this week and Tuesday of next.

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Stockton Teachers March for Students Outside of Fact Finding Hearing

(Photo above) A child leads them: Two members of the Stockton Teachers Association family lead a column of parents, teachers, and students who marched on Monday at the site of the fact-finding hearing at the district headquarters. The demonstration of solidarity and community support aimed at convincing the district to come back to the table and agree to allocate more funds to support students and the teachers they depend upon.

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Stockton Teachers Rally in Walking Boots for Students, Classrooms

(Photo above) A Channel 3 reporter does a live stand-up as an estimated half-thousand Stockton Teachers Association members march in their "boots" on March Lane and Pacific to demonstrate their willingness to strike if the district doesn't agree to a contract that puts students and teachers first.

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Stockton Teachers Mass in Fight to Make Classrooms, Students District's Top Priority

More than 350 members of the Stockton Teachers Association gathered on Wednesday to learn the status of their 31-month battle to win an excellent education for every student.

During the meeting, Chapter President John Steiner, a high school teacher, and bargaining team members provided a status report on negotiations with the district. The chapter’s organizing team spelled out steps members will be taking in the weeks ahead to pressure the district to make students the top priority and to put Proposition 30 funds into the classroom, as voters intended when they passed the ballot measure.

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Jamming: 300 Stockton Educators Pack School Board to Demand "Classrooms First"

(Photo above) Chanting and clapping, Stockton Teachers and their supporters jam the Oct. 28th meeting of the Stockton school board to end the “fiscal piracy” that is stealing money from classroom instruction.

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Stockton Teachers Continue to Press District to Make Classroom the Top Priority

(Photo above) During a school board meeting, Stockton teachers display their resolve to fight for their students and themselves

Shouldn’t a school board use its resources to make classroom instruction its top priority?

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Stockton Teachers File Charges Against City School Board; Will Rally Thurs. Against Fiscal "Piracy"

Parents, Teachers to Press Board to Put Students, Classrooms First

The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), the state agency that oversees public sector bargaining, could soon brand the Stockton Unified School District a “renegade” district that is violating the law, instead of bargaining in good faith to reach a contract agreement with its 1850 educators.

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