Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Seattle Teachers Negotiate a 10.5%, One Year Pay Raise.
Threatening to strike on the first day of school, the City of Seattle caved into the union's demand and authorized a 10.5% annual raise for the 2016-19 school year. Moreover, the teachers also obtained an additional five days of parental leave. Finally, the contract offers health benefits for substitute teachers. By contrast UFT negotiated a similar raise for seven years!
Maybe our union leadership should take a page out of the Seattle teachers union playbook and get a better contract for their members. In addition, there were no "givebacks". You can read the newspaper article Here.