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Dublin teachers authorize strike if contract settlement not reached

Original post made on Mar 19, 2019

Dublin teachers have overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike in the event that a contract settlement isn't reached with the Dublin Unified
School District, the teachers' union said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 12:04 PM

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Posted by Greedy
a resident of Hacienda Gardens
on Mar 19, 2019 at 10:45 pm

Really? Again? Dublin school teachers went on strike about 3 years back, and they got a big raise then. Now, greediness kicks in again and they want more money. Stopping using our young students as bargaining chip for your raises! What workers get the whole summer off and tons of holidays off? We in the private sectors are working out butts off. We often come home and have to log back into work, sometimes past 11 pm! If any teachers ever do that, my gosh, they would probably want a 100% raise.

If you really want what's best for the students, then focus on teaching them. The district will certainly give raises as funds become available. If you really want more money, perhaps teaching may not be the right profession for you.


5 people like this
Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 19, 2019 at 11:26 pm

"We know what our students need and we know what our school district can afford. Our members see our students are getting shortchanged and have said enough is enough."

Dublin teachers are asking for a 3 percent raise for the current school year on top of the 1.5 percent hike they received a year ago for a total of 4.5 percent, a 3 percent raise for the 2019-20 school year and a one-time bonus of 3.5 percent.


Cant make this ish up people......


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 20, 2019 at 8:31 am

sjd,
I'm sorry, what other organization do you know that holds children's futures hostages for their intended purpose


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Mar 20, 2019 at 9:28 am

Kathleen Ruegsegger is a registered user.

This rhetoric: “We know what our students need and we know what our school district can afford. Our members see our students are getting shortchanged and have said enough is enough. . . . We are ready to stand up for what's best for our students." Please stop these nonsensical statements. Salary increases don’t help students—as with Pleasanton and Oakland, other services, often vital, like counselors are cut.

The superintendent’s response was accurate: “ . . . while ensuring the ongoing ability of the school district to invest in other critical educational resources.”

I can agree the best teachers should be paid more, but every blanket raise hurts students because it also adds to the pension load which causes further cuts to services. At this rate, unions will bankrupt every district in the name of students.

Take CTA power to the people you elected and get Sacramento to fix funding and pensions once and truly **for all**. Until then, stop saying it’s for students. It really has nothing to do with them. We know it and so do you.


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