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Tony Thurmond Session Helped Talks, But No Deal -- Will Return Tomorrow at 2 p.m. New Haven District Managers Not Committing to Meet

UNION CITY – While California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond was helpful in negotiations between the New Haven Teachers Association and the New Haven Unified School District bargaining teams, asking district managers about the fact-finding report and other financial issues, no agreement was reached.   Thurmond rearranged his calendar and will attend tomorr ...

Day 9 of the New Haven Teachers Strike – No Agreement Again. Tony Thurmond Expected at Negotiations This Morning

UNION CITY - California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond is expected to attend the negotiations sessions at 8:30 this morning between the New Haven Teachers Association and the New Haven Unified School District managers. After yet another marathon bargaining session, there was no agreement yesterday, despite the intervention of Thurmond’s Chief of Staff, Mary ...

Teachers Say Anything Less than COLA is Theft

UNION CITY – The New Haven Teachers Association have proposed cost-of-living (COLA) increases over two years, 3.7% for this year and 3.26% for next year.  NHTA President Joe Ku’e Angeles says the district can afford it.  “The NHUSD gets a COLA for the entire budget every year. that means the portion of the ‘pie’ for teacher compensation also gets a COLA. District managers, by n ...

Negotiations Underway – Members are talking to community members about how they can support a contract settlement

UNION CITY – The New Haven Teachers Association are working toward a tentative agreement tonight in negotiations with the New Haven Unified School District managers.  The teachers have proposed cost-of-living (COLA) increases over two years, 3.7% for this year and 3.26% for next year. This district can afford the NHTA proposal.  “In addition to the $26 million in unrestricted ...

Union City/South Hayward Parents and Teachers Shut Down New Haven School Board

UNION CITY – Parents, community members and teachers shut down the New Haven Unified School Board meeting, forcing members to leave without voting on the new board districts.  The crowd chanted and rallied inside the building, and respected the police request to leave by 7:30 p.m. You can watch the entire meeting online at www.facebook.com/WeAreNHTA.   New Haven teachers are ...

No Agreement: NHUSD Refuses to Resume Until Weds

Strike Continues as Educators Feel Betrayed   HAYWARD - There was no agreement during yesterday’s marathon bargaining session and NHUSD is refusing to meet with the New Haven teacher team again until Wednesday at 3 p.m. A frustrated New Haven Teachers Association President Joe Ku’e Angeles said the NHTA team was insulted that managers refused to meet today and felt disrespect ...

New Haven Teachers Offer New Proposal

In an effort to achieve an agreement with the New Haven Unified School District, the NHTA Bargaining Team a statement was read this evening by Quyen Bullard on behalf of the NHTA Bargaining Team: First - the support from our members, parents and students has been outstanding.  You give us strength and faith to stay at the table. We want to do what’s best for our teachers, who ...

Applications Available for NHTA Strike Hardship Fund

NHTA Member Assistance/Strike Hardship Fund A message for NHTA Members: Dear NHTA Member,Our Union has worked tirelessly to ensure that we, as educators, are valued and that our students have what they need to be successful. This includes winning professional pay for educators, maintaining low class sizes in K-3 and no cuts to student supports. Unfortunately, the district ha ...

District Walks Out of Negotiations Again

Teachers Force New Haven School Administrators to Walk “Hall of Shame” for Leaving Contract Talks Managers send email threatening to cut more student services; Teachers demand high-paid administrators give back their pay hike UNION CITY – New Haven Unified School District managers left last night’s negotiations with the striking New Haven Teachers Association amid shouts of “ ...

Negotiations Today: Teachers Gather at ACOE in Support

New Haven Teachers Continue on Strike Line over Memorial Weekend to Support Negotiations “For As Long As It Takes” Bay Area Teacher Unions Support Striking Colleagues   UNION CITY – Teachers in Union City / South Hayward continue on strike against their employer, the New Haven Unified School District, and are taking shifts over this Memorial Day Weekend to picket outside t ...