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LA Unified, teachers union bargaining: same as it ever was

LA School Report | January 30, 2015

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UTLA-Contract-Negotiations unionThe slow pace of negotiations between LA Unified and the teachers union, UTLA, continued yesterday, with the district proposing new language on employee evaluations, transfers and early retirement incentives and no counter-offers this time from the union on those issues or anything else.

That leaves the talks about where they’ve been, with all 12unresolved issues still unresolved.

That includes salary raises, on which the sides are 4.5 percent apart. The union is demanding raises of 8.5 percent a year; the district is offering 4 percent. The subject did not come up yesterday.

And so another month and 17th negotiating session pass with no agreement, leaving teachers earning the same as they did more than seven years ago.

Another session is scheduled for next week.

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