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  • 01 Sep Bargaining Update: Tentative Agreement Reached

    The DCTA bargaining team began negotiating with the district yesterday at 9 a.m. and continued negotiations for 24 hours, past the contract expiration deadline. After a great deal of collaboration and extremely hard work, the DCTA bargaining team was able to reach a Tentative Agreement......

  • 30 Aug DCTA Bargaining Update – Where we are now 8/30/2022

    The DCTA bargaining team negotiated with the district for three days last week. Conversations were centered around evaluations, educator voice, class sizes, caseloads, workloads, compensation and grievance procedure. Some contract articles were discussed through the interest based bargaining process however, our team determined that a......

  • 30 Aug DCTA Bargaining Update: August 25, 2022

    The DCTA bargaining team negotiated with the district for five hours last night.  Conversations were fully centered around compensation including a cost of living adjustment, step increases, extra duty pay, incentive pay/stipends and the overall salary schedule. We utilized the interest based bargaining (IBB) model......

  • 24 Aug  DCTA Bargaining Update: August 23, 2022

    The DCTA bargaining team negotiated with the district for five hours last night.  Conversations were centered around evaluations, educator voice, class sizes, caseloads, workloads and planning time. We utilized the interest based bargaining (IBB) model to facilitate today’s conversations (learn about IBB here). Here are......

  • 17 Aug DCTA Bargaining Update: August 17, 2022

    The DCTA bargaining team negotiated with the district all day today. We utilized the interest based bargaining (IBB) model to facilitate today’s conversations. The IBB approach is different from traditional bargaining. It is meant to replace traditional positional bargaining with a process of joint problem-solving......

  • 17 Aug DCTA Bargaining Update: August 9th and 10th

    Last week, the bargaining team spent two whole days negotiating our master agreement with the district. Conversations were centered around the rights of BIPOC educators, Article 19 and Articles 21-29. We were also joined by researchers at CU Boulder who presented their findings on bias......

  • 04 Aug DCTA Bargaining Update 8/3/22

    Today the bargaining team spent several hours negotiating our master contract with the district. We are disappointed in many of the district’s proposals and priorities as they do not address the direct needs of our students or educators. Some of the districts proposals from today......

  • 15 Jul Bargaining Update – Innovation Tentative Agreement Reached

    This week, our bargaining team and the district reached a tentative agreement around Innovation and correcting the inherently flawed process that was often used to systematically remove collective bargaining rights from educators. Most of us know that educator rights and innovative learning are not mutually......

  • 13 Jun Job Posting: Denver UniServ Unit – UniServ Director

    Job Posting: Denver UniServ Unit – UniServ Director Position Summary: The Denver UniServ Unit is seeking a full-time UniServ Director to advocate for our members and public education, primarily by organizing in buildings and work sites and enforcing contractual rights. The ideal candidate will have:......

  • 25 May Standing with Students and Educators in Uvalde, Texas

    Standing with Students and Educators in Uvalde, Texas No matter where we come from or where we live, our public schools should be the safest place for students and educators – but today we mourn the loss of 19 students and two educators who have......