Thank you to all of our members who signed the postcards last week and thank you to all of the … Read more about Heading into Summer and Mediation, BTU Priorities Clear
2017 Contract Negotiations
Here are just a few of the outstanding issues:
- How can the district provide better support for our inclusion classes? We want to improve learning conditions in our inclusion classes, which serve our students most in need. Our students need support, and our classrooms must have firm class size maxima, along with paraprofessionals assigned to assist. The School Department has resisted all of the preceding, and under their proposal, current conditions – as bad as they are – would worsen.
- Pay equity for our staff in pilots, Innovations, Horace Mann Schools, and Level V schools: Why should our teachers in autonomous schools have to work 95 to 600+ more hours per year than teachers in some traditional schools for virtually no compensation?
- We want to ensure that our early-career teachers, who haven't yet been able to accumulate sufficient paid time, can obtain leave with pay for maternity purposes as well as other needs. The city has granted this benefit to all non-unionized employees. We want the same benefit for our members.
Last week the BTU filed a request with the state's Department of Labor Relations saying that we were … Read more about Negotiation Process: What Issues Are We Fighting For?
The Boston Herald ran a report last Saturday that wildly inflated the cost of unplaced, excessed … Read more about Fuzzy Math from the School District Inflates Cost of Unplaced Teachers
Yesterday, after 16 months of failed negotiations the BTU filed for state-sponsored Mediation with … Read more about Leaked, Cropped Email from City Taints Negotiation Process
Unfortunately, negotiations have come to a halt as the School Department has refused to bargain in … Read more about Negotiations Stalled; BTU to Take Legal Action
Richard Stutman testimony https://youtu.be/Asp9oBFtHwA Melanie Allen … Read more about BTU Testifies on Contract Negotiations at Boston School Committee
On March 23, the day after our Rally ‘Round Bolling, the BTU Negotiating Team met with the School … Read more about Update on Contract Negotiations
We want to offer our thanks to all who attended last week's rally outside the Bolling Building. An … Read more about Over 1,000 Teachers Rally for Fair Contract
On Wednesday March 22, the School Committee will take up a final budget vote. We will be there to … Read more about March 22 School Committee Vote