Posts by TGT

NEGOTIATION NEWS

As you know our three-year contract expires at the end of this school year. Yes, it seems like we just finished the last one! That is because it took almost two years to settle the last contract. We are hoping to avoid that predicament. So, in that effort, our bargaining team has been meeting weekly…

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2019-2022 Bargaining FAQs

How is this process different than our previous bargaining cycle? During the previous bargaining cycle we had to develop our collective voice and use it in order to bring the district to the table. In this bargaining cycle, we are building professional relationships with the district in order to engage in sometimes difficult conversations with…

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FTA-FUSD Prepare for Mediation

We are currently at impasse. In August we move to mediation. The first mediation date is set for August 11th. This graphic will help you understand where we are in the bargaining process: We hope and trust that you are ready to take a stand to send a message to the district that the voice…

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From the Bargaining Room, Hard to Know Hanson is Gone

Today is an important milestone in the Fresno Teachers Association’s contract negotiation with Fresno Unified School District. Today marks the exact halfway point of negotiations under the leadership of Bob Nelson and his predecessor, Michael Hanson. Contract negotiations started 430 days ago under Michael Hanson and continued until board trustees terminated his contract on January…

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The Professional Educator’s Labor

From FTA president Tish Rice: Greetings and Happy Labor Day. As we honor the worker’s whose labor made this country strong, I want to reflect on this question: what is a teacher’s labor? I believe… A teacher’s labor is the ability to create engaging and relevant curriculum that helps students develop a deep understanding and…

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