Calaveras Teachers Consider Strike

Calaveras Teachers Consider Strike

The possibility of a teacher strike within the Calaveras Unified School District moved closer to a reality this week.  An estimated crowd of well over 100 teachers and supporters demonstrated prior to this week school board meeting. Leadership in the Calaveras Unified Educators Association is considering a vote that would allow the group to call a strike, citing continued frustration over class sizes; campus safety and teacher pay as the reasons.  Lorraine Angel, CUEA president, says that close to 90 percent of the teachers in the District have signed a petition in favor of the union’s requests and that the Teachers Association will probably be announcing a strike vote soon, unless there is some drastic change.  District Superintendent Mark Campbell says the district is concerned about strike talks, but will continue to recommend that both sides return to the bargaining table and iron out a contract. He doesn’t believe that either side of the table wants a strike to occur.  Angel says she and the other members of the Calaveras Unified Educators Association understand that a strike does not benefit students but the union feels it's their last opportunity.

 

Written by KVGC Staff

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