We have been negotiating on the master contract since June 2010. We have made some, though limited, progress, but we have kept the discussions moving. We met in negotiations last week, and we will meet later this week. As part of the master bargain, we are including discussions on the TIF Grant, a federal grant that will distribute, once negotiated, many millions of dollars to our members (teachers and paraprofessionals) in Turnaround Schools. The issue of the TIF grant has become problematic.