At the public bargaining session held last night between DCTA and DPS, the DCTA Bargaining Team presented an open letter from all of the labor unions that represent DPS employees on the Benefits Board to Superintendent Tom Boasberg in support of their proposal to make the composition of the Benefits Board proportional for all groups represented. Currently, the Benefits Board is made up of twenty members. Eight District Representatives and four DCTA Representatives vote every year, while the other labor unions alternate votes each year.
DCTA’s proposal would reduce the District’s Representatives to four, and DCTA’s number of votes would remain at four. All other employee groups would be guaranteed at least one vote each year. You can read the full proposal here.