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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 07:09 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 07:09 AM
Expires: 01/01/2022 12:00 AM
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Calaveras Teachers Remain on Picket Lines; Will Canvass Community for Support to End Strike

San Andreas, CA...Calaveras teachers are back on the picket lines today after talks Wednesday failed to settle a fair contract for teachers. “We thought we had a deal on Wednesday, we came in ready to settle this and not strike based on what we heard from Superintendent Mark Campbell and the school board. And it didn’t happen. This is another example of the district saying one thing, and doing something else,” said Calaveras Unified Educators’ Association (CUEA) President Lorraine Angel. “It’s disrespectful.”




Despite repeatedly assuring the community, as recently as Monday, that the district was fully prepared for a strike and that all schools would be open for students, Campbell informed parents late Wednesday night in a 10:30 p.m. robocall that all district schools would be closed the next day. “He treats parents just as disrespectfully as he does teachers,” she said. “And for many parents, it was too late to arrange child care.” Schools are closed again today.

The teachers are striking over class size, safety concerns and a modest salary increase that CUEA hopes will help attract and retain qualified teachers to Calaveras.

“We’ve done our homework. If they couldn’t afford it, we wouldn’t propose it. Bottom line, if it’s not good for students we’re not going to do it. We wish CUSD felt the same way,” Angel said.

What: Day 2 of CUEA Strike – Picketing and Community Canvassing

Where: Calaveras High School, 350 High School St., San Andreas, CA 95249

When: Today/Friday, October 20, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

After 11 a.m., CUEA members, supporters and parents will canvass the community to get support to end the strike by getting a fair contract for teachers.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-20 08:15:53   By: Anonymous
 
Just a bunch of liberals frustrated because the "smartest woman in the world" lost to the "orange orangutan".

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    Posted on: 2017-10-20 08:46:30   By: Anonymous
     
    Have the Pot Growers kick in some of their hard earned money , maybe some brownies . By the picture, looks like they already enjoy donuts !

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-20 08:54:04   By: Anonymous
 
Forget the Certified staff (teachers) who are among the lowest paid of their class in the state,and consider that the Classified staff works for much less. The maintenance crew, cooks, janitors, mechanics, drivers, etc work for far less than the same job in other California school districts. Equal pay would be nice. Of course, any of those jobs pay better in the civilian world, but settling for school wages with benefits, but being among the lowest wages in the state in their peer group is insulting.
The CUEA likes to cite that the school board lies to them about money. During the last wage negotiation the CUEA got what they wanted and threw the CSEA under the bus. Not gonna happen this time, they threw away any good will between unions.

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    Posted on: 2017-10-21 10:38:15   By: Anonymous
     
    The meeting too clause will get everyone a raise then you can all thank CUEA.

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      Posted on: 2017-10-21 10:38:46   By: Anonymous
       
      Me too

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    Posted on: 2017-10-22 15:05:40   By: Anonymous
     
    The classified stand united with the teachers. It was the district who threw classified under the bus, not teachers. United is the only way to win.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-20 09:25:17   By: Anonymous
 
They complain they are among the lowest paid in the state, but CA teachers are on average the 3rd highest paid in the country and have some of the best benefits. They also live in one of the lowest cost of living parts of the state. The only thing they are disputing is money, so stop being greedy and get back to work.

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    Posted on: 2017-10-20 09:36:33   By: Anonymous
     
    You forgot to mention they are earning a hefty pension thanks to the taxpayers. Teachers put 8% into their retirement fund and the district puts in almost 20%. What kind of private business puts 20% to their employee's retirement? Public employee jobs are traditionally low paid in exchange for knowing they will have a nice nest egg when they retire.They knew what they were getting into when they signed on. So stop being so whiny teachers. You have a decent wage for Calaveras County and only 185 days of work. Get back to work.



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    Posted on: 2017-10-20 09:45:41   By: Anonymous
     
    From what I've read the district has agreed to smaller class sizes, increased wages for interns and is forming a safety committee. Just the raise is left. It is not about the kids like they say. It is now only about more money.

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HOMEWORK?
Posted on: 2017-10-20 12:49:30   By: Anonymous
 
When FICMAT comes in and takes over due to impass, we'll see where all this "MAGIC MONEY" is hiding the Union thinks exists.

And we all thought that Marijuana would be the County's saving grace...too bad all the money goes to Code and Law Enforcement combating the crappy element this "crop" brings in.

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