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Dublin Teachers Strike Averted: DUSD and DTA Reach Tentative Agreement Ending Labor Negotiations

April 12, 2019

Dublin, CA–The 2018-19 school year has been the year of teachers strikes across the country as teachers negotiate for better pay and benefits. The Dublin Unified School District and Dublin Teachers Association have been in intense negotiations with teachers holding test votes on strike action and organizing large rallies.

Today the Dublin Unified School District (DUSD) and the Dublin Teachers Association (DTA) announced that during negotiations on April 11, 2019, the two parties reached a tentative agreement that, once ratified, will bring closure to their current labor negotiations, establishing a contract that extends through the 2019-2020 school year.

“Our goal has been to maintain the exceptional educational experience we offer our students by reaching a deal that was in the best interests of our fantastic teachers and the fiscal health of our district,” said Matt Campbell, Acting Superintendent, Dublin Unified School District.

“Given the budget challenges in public education, we believe we have an agreement that both parties can be happy with. We want to thank DTA for their efforts in working through this process together. Both parties have taken great strides to bridge our gaps and create a solution that works for Dublin,” said Amy Miller, President, Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees.

“Through the power and strength of organizing, parent support, and our unity, DTA reached a tentative agreement with the district that will benefit our students and help to attract and retain educators to our district,” DTA President Robbie Kreitz said. “This settlement is a good step in the right direction toward investing in educators and the future of our community.” Kreitz, would like to thank the Dublin community for its strong support for educators during months of contract talks, “We have always been and will continue to be committed to our students.”

Key elements of the tentative agreement:

  • 4.5 % ongoing salary increase

  • 1.0 % one-time bonus

  • Health insurance subsidy for employees receiving medical coverage through the District

  • Additional counselor support for K-8

  • Safety and security enhancements for classrooms and common spaces

  • Additional support for Special Education teachers and lower caseloads

  • Instructional Calendars for the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 school years

  • Secondary student contact limits

  • K-5 Class size limits

  • 4.5 % increase to non-athletic stipends

The DTA will present the tentative agreement to its members for ratification Monday, April 15 at Dublin High School in the Student Union. Per DTA Bylaws, voting will take place Monday.

If approved by DTA members, the contract will be taken to the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees for approval at its meeting on April 23, 2019.

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