Teachers Plan Protest Rally, March on Tuesday

A neutral factfinder is scheduled to meet with representatives of the Alameda Unified School District and the Alameda Education Association teachers' union three days later

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.

Skipper318 May 20, 2012 at 07:33 PM
My family will be there on Tuesday to support the teachers.
Anonymous Johnson May 23, 2012 at 05:46 PM
As an ordinary citizen / casual observer, I say the following. I voted for Measure A and did the right thing. Now Measure C is going to pass, the combination of which will cost me $1000+ per year. I am frustrated that despite this, there are still protests demanding more money!
Concerned Parent May 30, 2012 at 09:46 PM
And all this fighting over class size reduction from 25:1 to 20:1, nothing else is being considered during mediation. Remember this class size reduction is only for the K-3 classes. And by the way, Parcel tax was to be used to maintain a class size of 25:1. If the AEA insists on 20:1, where will the district get the money from? Taxpayers are not going to dish out more. Have the teachers looked at surrounding districts? Everyone is talking about major cuts, furloughs, and layoffs. AUSD has been saved by the parcel tax, but that doesn't mean there are unlimited funds.
Jack Schultz May 31, 2012 at 01:11 AM
In saving the district, the parcel tax also saved a bunch of union jobs. Sure would be nice if they gave us a calendar in return....
PhiChi249 February 26, 2013 at 06:24 PM
Perhaps class sizes would be smaller if they stopped bringing children in from Oakland. Just sayin...


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