Bargaining

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 shared in...

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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 a new proposal for...

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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 teachers rallied outside...

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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 in mid March,...

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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 paid and...

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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 on a...

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