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  • 25 Feb Denver Educators Ratify Salary Plan with Denver Public Schools

    For immediate release Feb. 25, 2019   Denver Educators Ratify Salary Plan with Denver Public Schools   DENVER – Denver Classroom Teachers Association members overwhelmingly ratified the tentative agreement reached with Denver Public Schools, Feb. 14, for a new compensation plan for Denver educators. More than......

  • 21 Feb Strike Assistance Fund

    Thanks to the generosity of our community, we have some funds available to disperse to DCTA bargaining unit members to help avoid some of the worst consequences of lost wages due to the strike. To be clear, our strike fund will not be able to......

  • 14 Feb We fight, we win!

    Early Thursday morning, we reached an an historic agreement with Denver Public Schools on behalf of Denver’s educators. The tentative agreement, which must be ratified by the full DCTA membership, reforms a pay system which largely relied on unstable bonuses, and provides stability for students......

  • 10 Feb Denver Educators Strike for their Students Tomorrow

    DENVER – Tomorrow Denver educators will strike for our students after 15 months of negotiations with Denver Public Schools. The district has failed to deliver a fair, transparent and professional salary plan that pays all teachers a living wage at the base level and limits unpredictable......

  • 09 Feb At 11th Hour, DPS Again Fails to Listen to Denver Teachers; Strike Will Start Monday

    DENVER – For 15 months, Denver educators have clearly expressed their vision for a fair, competitive and transparent salary schedule that prioritizes base salary over complicated, unreliable bonuses. Denver students deserve teachers and special service providers who stay in Denver for the entirety of their careers,......

  • 07 Feb In response to the Denver Public Schools Board of Education press conference

    We appreciate the optimism by Denver Public Schools that we can get to an agreement and avert a strike and we hope that they come to the table tomorrow with a serious proposal. We want to be with our students in our classrooms.   However,......

  • 07 Feb Next Bargaining Date Announced!

    Below is information regarding our next bargaining session on February 8. This session will be open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.  ...

  • 06 Feb Denver Teachers Applaud State’s Decision Not to Intervene, Will Begin Strike Monday

    DENVER – The rights of teachers to strike was affirmed today by Gov. Polis and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment in the state’s decision not to intervene in the labor dispute between the Denver Classroom Teachers Association and Denver Public Schools. Denver teachers......

  • 04 Feb State Confirms DCTA Numbers, But Continues to Delay Teachers’ Right to Strike

    DENVER – The state confirmed today the accuracy of DCTA’s cost projections for a fair, competitive and transparent salary schedule for Denver teachers. The state’s memo to Denver Classroom Teachers Association and Denver Public Schools also acknowledged that a basic philosophy on how teachers and......

  • 01 Feb Why We Walked Away

    Dear Denver teachers, SSPs, parents, students, and community,   Last Thursday, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) Bargaining Team met with the District in one last effort to get to a deal and to avert a strike. Our priorities have consistently remained the same:  to......

  • 29 Jan Public Bargaining Session Announced!

    We have confirmed with the District that our next bargaining session will be on Thursday, January 31. This session will be open to the public. See details below.  ...

  • 29 Jan DCTA Statement to the Community

    After 14 months of negotiations, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) and Denver Public Schools (DPS) failed to reach an agreement on a fair, competitive compensation system. As a result, an overwhelming 93 percent of DCTA members voted to approve a strike. DPS has left......

  • 29 Jan Rally at the Capitol!

    Please join us on Wednesday, January 30 for a rally at the capitol in support of fair pay for Denver educators! Details below:  ...

  • 28 Jan DCTA Urges State to Refrain from Inappropriate Intervention, Allow Teachers to Strike

    DENVER – Asserting only the Denver Classroom Teacher Association and Denver Public Schools can mend their relationship, DCTA filed a response today with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment asking the state to stay out of contentious salary negotiations that resulted in 93% of Denver......