Bargaining

  • 05 Dec DPS Makes Movement, We Think, Maybe…

    The session started out with some tension and a tentative agreement. The discussions opened up with the two teams discussing the District’s last proposal which would add between $400,000 and $600,000 into educator compensation. DCTA Chief Spokesperson Rob Gould responded by saying that the District......

  • 30 Oct DCTA Presents Latest Compensation System Proposal

    Last night the DCTA Bargaining Team met for the first time with the new DPS Superintendent, Ron Cabrera amidst a packed room of teachers, SSPs, and parents who were also phone banking likely voters during breaks in the action.   The DCTA Bargaining Team presented......

  • 26 Sep DPS Teachers and SSPs Declare Impasse at Bargaining

    At last night’s public bargaining session, DPS doubled down on its proposal to reform teacher compensation by increasing one-time bonuses amid the nearly constant outcry from more than 100 educators in the room.   They presented two scenarios. The first was the same proposal they......

  • 09 Aug DPS Attends Bargaining, Refuses to Bargain

    The last time that the DCTA and DPS Bargaining Teams met, on June 21, the District gave a proposal that doubled down on one-time incentives, lowered base pay for teachers, and gave a presentation on how they had already decided to spend the $47 million......

  • 23 Jun Bargaining 101: Move Forward, Not Back

    Above: Members of the DCTA Bargaining Team review the first new proposal Denver Public Schools has delivered since November   Latest district compensation proposal lacked the basics of good faith negotiations   Representatives of Denver Public Schools came to the bargaining table Thursday night with......

  • 18 May Special Delivery To The Superintendent

    Above: Teachers speak to reporters and solicit horn honks from passing motorists in support of increased teacher pay outside the DPS Administration Building   Tom Boasberg won’t come to the bargaining table, so teachers came to him   An energized and large crowd of dedicated......

  • 17 May Educator: “DPS Doesn’t Value Teachers”

    Above: A DPS teacher gestures while discussing the financial challenges of teaching in the district   Boasberg a no show at DCTA-DPS Bargaining Session as teachers seek clarity on district’s plan for $50 million of new DPS funding   At the last compensation bargaining session......

  • 15 Mar Update: DPS’ ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ Moment

    District’s ProComp “Plan”: Work More Years For Less Pay (Oh, And You Can Still Forget About Planning Your Future)   First things first. Don’t worry about your pay. DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg, notified teachers via his newsletter this morning that they will continue to be......

  • 15 Mar Boasberg: “Not one more dime” for teachers

    Comment comes after DCTA recommends an extension to current ProComp Agreement   DENVER – Following preliminary progress during a marathon 15-hour bargaining session, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association advocated signing an extension of the current ProComp Agreement until mid January in order to finalize details......