Bargaining

Denver Educators Continue Bargaining, Step Closer to Strike Vote

After another marathon bargaining session between the Denver Classroom Teachers Association and DPS on Friday at the Acoma Campus, teachers and SSPs rejected vehemently the proposal DPS made in the last hour of the session, moving them another step closer to a strike.   Once again, the teams met publicly to...

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What REALLY Happened at Bargaining Yesterday

This morning, Superintendent Cordova released a bargaining update for yesterday’s session. Unfortunately, even though she claims to be different than her predecessor, she tried one of his most common tactics: pushing a misleading message. With our expiration date so close, this move is both irresponsible...

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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...

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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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