Santa Maria Times
This week, negotiators from the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Faculty Association and the district will meet to continue bargaining the contract for the 2013-14 school year. As a resident of the district, there are some things the members of the faculty think you should know.
Last fall, the Faculty Association arranged for a training in interest-based bargaining for the association and district. Often called win/win bargaining, this is the approach the association and district turned to following the long strike in the 1990s to improve the relationship.