Washington Teachers Union Collective Bargaining Agreement

„The agreed language gives members of the WTU bargaining unit the opportunity, „yes, I will come back“ or „no, I don`t feel safe“ about returning to our school buildings in term 2 and for school communities to visit their schools, to see if there are any necessary improvements before they are reopened,“ Davis wrote Thursday night in a letter to teachers. Perhaps the biggest areas where you can exercise the power to stand united are in your own local business. Collective bargaining is your chance to have an equal voice in wages, hours and working conditions – and offers them the opportunity to dramatically improve your classroom and work environment. Educators and education aid professionals (ESPS) have an important voice that must be heard in the organization of our schools and universities. Finally, a teacher`s working conditions are the learning conditions of a student. In exchange, the school system filed an unfair complaint against the union and said the teachers were on strike. The collective agreement between the union and the city – their main contract – prohibits strikes. The city is awaiting a verdict from the employment agency. Under the agreement, a group of about a dozen people – including a union representative – will be able to cross each building to ensure that it meets the agreed security conditions before it is reopened. „We can confirm that a proposal for teacher staff is being considered by WTU membership,“ Ferebee wrote in a statement. „Our health and safety measures are in place because we want to welcome educators into the classroom with their students.“ Et-15 employees have the right to take the next step on the pay scale after successfully completing the required year of service.

The years of service required for each stage of the pay scale are described below. The eg-9 pay scale has a level of education that applies to workers at all levels of education. Please note that teachers may be placed up to a maximum of stage 10 when hiring, based on their long full-time experience. ET-15 JROTC instructors do not receive any step increases. However, their salaries may vary each year, based on the defence minimum wage. The failure of the negotiations thwarted the city`s attempt this month to bring 7,000 primary school students back to personal learning. Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee said schools would not be able to reopen, as he had hoped on November 9, because teachers were not ready to teach in person. The interim agreement also outlines the safety protocols and protective items that should be in each school building before students and teachers arrive.

Many of these points have long been agreed and the city says that almost all primary schools are equipped with the security measures set out in the agreement. While the school system abandoned personal education plans this month, next week, 600 elementary students will be the first to return to classrooms on more than 35 campuses. They are taught by their teachers through distance courses, under the supervision of non-educational staff working on these campuses. The city plans to increase this number; The plan was to accommodate up to 14,000 students in these classrooms. The union and the school system have been negotiating since the summer and are repeatedly approaching an agreement. Tensions have escalated in recent months. One of the tricky points of the negotiations was that the union was seeking authority to determine whether the buildings met the security requirements. Ferebee said union representatives were not qualified to make the decision. This interim agreement does not give union members that power, but requires all those who are on a passage – including the client, a parent and a union representative – to sign that they participated before the buildings could reopen.