This week I have been in contact with our legal advisers as well as receiving counsel from CFT and AFT. Executive Council will meet next Monday to plan our next steps. If you have ideas or concerns, please talk to your site rep before Monday. I will send another update after that meeting.
In the meantime here is what I can share at this time:
1. The District filed for impasse last Friday. Impasse means the District has requested a mediator. At this time, we are asking PERB (Public Employment Relations Board) to deny impasse and direct the District back to the negotiations table. We should know their decision within a week.
2. The District filed an unfair labor practice charge against the Federation. Our legal representatives will help in our defense.
3. Suzanne Garcia , our chief negotiator , requested the District return to the table. The District insisted on impasse.
4. We are pursuing that the District make the necessary parity salary adjustment as per our contract.Look for an important update next week. Until then, happy last week of school.
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