Teachers, District Reach Tentative Agreement

 

Negotiators for the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and the Alameda Education Association (AEA) reached a tentative agreement Thursday, Dec. 20, in negotiations over salary and other contract considerations. 

Under the terms of the one-year agreement, members of the AEA, which represents teachers, nurses, speech and language pathologists, as well as counselors, will receive a 4.5 percent salary increase. 

Members of the California State Education (CSEA)-27, which represents office and technical workers and paraprofessionals, and CSEA 860, which represents custodial, maintenance and food service workers, accepted the 4.5 percent raises in August.

AEA and AUSD have been negotiating for the past 14 months. Over the course of that time, representatives agreed to provisions that gave AEA members an additional professional development day and created employee-longevity compensation for years of service. If the AEA ratifies the agreement, the school board will vote on ratification at its regular meeting on Jan. 22, 2019.

“I’m grateful to our bargaining team for getting this done,” said AEA President Judith Klinger. “I’m looking forward to taking this to our members for their votes.”

“I am heartened to announce this news before AEA’s members began winter break,” said Superintendent Sean McPhetridge, “We have been working hard to find more money for our employees. I hope this news brightens their time off.”