The New haven Teachers Association (NHTA) was established to ensure that the rights of the most valuable professionals, teachers, are protected. NHTA is an affiliate of the California Teachers Association (CTA) and the National Education Association (NEA). By being part of the local, state and national conversations of education issues, NHTA is current on all the challenges and changes that impact service in public education.
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, conservative fact-finder,” said NHTA President Joe Ku’e Angeles. “The counter-offer includes a 6% salary increase over two years, restoration for the days on strike, and opportunities for retiring teachers to earn a full year of credit toward their retirement.”
Bargaining Team Statement read by NHTA Negotiations Chair Pace Lash:
"In an effort to get our students and teachers back into the classrooms, NHTA has provided a new public offer to NHUSD that falls within the framework of the neutral Fact-Finder’s report.
For the current school year of 2018-2019, we propose a 3% ongoing, on-salary schedule increase retroactive to January 1, 2019. For the 2019-20 school year, we propose a 3% ongoing, on-salary schedule increase beginning July 1, 2019.
In addition, our proposal includes a half-a-percent per day of pay for striking teachers. This restoration proposal is cost neutral to the district and will help our teachers feed their children and pay their rents and mortgages.
Our proposal also includes the opportunity for those teachers retiring in the 2018-19 school year to earn a full year of credit in the teacher retirement system. The district has yet to make an offer within the framework of the neutral fact finder’s report.
We thank our members and community for their continued support.”