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NHTA Ratifies Tentative Agreement with 60% Vote Ending Historic 14-Day Strike

This is the beginning, not the end – New Haven Teachers Will Continue to Make Students/Teachers/Classroom Needs a Budget Priority   UNION CITY – With a 60% yes vote (302 yes, 200 no), members of the New Haven Teachers Association ratified the tentative agreement with the New Haven Unified School District, officially ending the historic 14-day strike. Members met today at the ...

NHTA members’ courageous stand wins tentative agreement

Historic 14 Day Teacher Strike Suspended UNION CITY – The New Haven Teachers Association strike is suspended after a tentative agreement was reached Friday with the New Haven Unified School District management. If ratified, teachers could return to their classrooms as early as Monday, ending NHTA’s historic 14-day strike.  “It is the courage and determination of NHTA members ...

Day 13 of NHTA Teacher Strike

UNION CITY – Earnest talks took place for the better part of today as New Haven Teachers Association and their district’s managers exchanged proposals. NHUSD managers finally made movement in negotiations.  Teachers are researching the impact of the proposal and exploring all their options.  Negotiations begin again tomorrow at 9 a.m.   Agenda for Day 14 of NHTA Teacher Strik ...

All-Member Meeting Provides Direction to NHTA Leadership, Bargaining Team; Parents File Recall Paperwork

UNION CITY – Day 12 of the New Haven teacher strike saw the educators who teach the students in Union City and South Hayward coming together to provide direction for the NHTA leadership and bargaining team.  Educators showered their bargaining team with appreciation and support as they vowed to get the best deal possible for NHTA members and students.   Nearly 100% NHTA membe ...

New Haven Parents to File Board Recall Papers Today at 1:30 p.m.

OAKLAND - As New Haven teachers spent their 12th powerful day on strike for the schools New Haven students deserve, parents Erika Viray Santos and Colleen Weaver will file paperwork at 1:30 this afternoon with the Alameda County Registrar of Voters to recall New Haven school board members Sharan Kaur, Jeff Wang and Lance Nishihira for their lack of leadership and failure to rei ...

Parents Put School Board on Notice: You Will Be Recalled; NHUSD Managers Again Refuse to Compromise, No Agreement Reached

UNION CITY – New Haven Unified parent Lisa Rodriguez told all five school board members that the community has lost confidence in them.  Then, she put trustees Sharon Kaur, Lance Nishihira and Jeff Wang on notice of parents’ intent to circulate a recall petition.    “This board of education has successfully driven a wedge between the district, and the teachers, parents and st ...

Last Minute Talks Result in No Deal; Teachers & Parents To Rally/Address School Board

UNION CITY – The New Haven teacher strike will continue into its 11th day as negotiations Monday afternoon did not produce a deal to end the historic strike. The next negotiations session between teachers and the New Haven Unified School District managers will be Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.  Also Today: What: NHUSD School Board Meeting Where: NHUSD  Offices (aka Educational Se ...

Day 10 of the New Haven Teachers Strike - No Deal Again – Next Session is Tuesday June 4

UNION CITY – Again, no deal in the negotiations to end the 10-day teacher strike against the New Haven Unified School District. The next bargaining session is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4 at 9 a.m. The teachers made a counter-offer that includes a 6% salary increase over two years, restoration for the days on strike, and opportunities for retiring teachers to earn a full year ...

In An Effort To Get Students Back in School, New Haven Teachers Make Counter-Offer

UNION CITY – In an effort to end this 10-day New Haven teachers strike, the NHTA negotiations team made a counter-offer to the NHUSD managers.                  “We want to end this strike, and this bargaining team has made considerable movement.  The proposal falls within the recommendation of the neutral fact-finding report, which was put together by an experienced, conserva ...

Teachers Shocked by Arlando Smith’s Refusal to Meet with Tony Thurmond - NHTA Bargaining Team Ready to Bargain at 2 p.m. Today, As Promised

UNION CITY – Today’s negotiations session between New Haven teachers and district administrators looks to be one-sided, as district managers say they refuse to show up. California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond urged New Haven Superintendent Arlando Smith to return to the table today, but he refused, reportedly rebuffing the elected leader overseeing a ...