Alameda public school teachers will hold a protest rally and march on Tuesday, May 22, three days before representatives of their union, the Alameda Education Association (AEA), and of the Alameda Unified School District will meet with a neutral factfinder to discuss contract negotiations, the California Teachers Association (CTA) said Friday afternoon.
The CTA announcement said teachers will hold a rally at 4:30 p.m. in (the median that divides Park Avenue into two, south of Encinal Avenue). They will leave the the park at 5:30 p.m. and march along Park Street to City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., the announcement said. The AUSD Board of Education is scheduled to meet in closed session at City Hall at 5 p.m. and in public session at 6:30 p.m.
Teachers will wear green AEA shirts and carry picket signs, the CTA said.
A factfinder is scheduled to meet with both AEA and AUSD representatives on Friday, May 25, then make non-binding recommendations in the ongoing contract dispute between the teachers' union and the district, the CTA said.
Contract talks between the two sides have been going on since last fall, with little progress.