The four-day strike is over and teachers will return to their classrooms on Thursday. Even though they reported for duty Tuesday and are willing to work Wednesday, the district has instead chosen to waste an additional $50,000 in unnecessary substitute pay â€“ adding yet one more fallacy to the spurious claim that their actions against La Habraâ€™s teachers are substantiated by fiscal necessity.
Any hope of ending the strike by La Habraâ€™s teachers on Sunday was shattered when La Habra School Superintendent Susan Belenardo refused to move forward on a settlement recommended by experts advising the boardâ€™s and the unionâ€™s negotiators and agreeable to the LHEA bargaining team. La Habra teachers will hit the picket lines again Monday morning, beginning at 7:30 a.m., the fourth day of the strike
“It is the courage and determination of CUEA members on the picket lines and the thousands of supportive district parents and community members that resulted in the tentative contract agreement with the CUSD Board of Education,” said CUEA President Vicki Soderberg.
The following video was shared with us by the Capistrano Unified Education Association. In the video, the teachers tell their side of the story. They want to negotiate, they have no problem with a temporary pay cut. They are only asking for the cuts to be temporary, and the Board won’t even negotiate the point.
The district is working, the teachers are the reason why our schools are competitive and the students are high achievers as well as passionately involved parents. Pacific Research Institute would like you to think otherwise, that communities like Capo are dysfunctional.
Thursday night, April 22nd, the Orange County Labor Federation passed a unanimous resolution in support of the Capistrano Unified Education Association (CUEA, the teachers’ union) strike in the Capistrano Unified School District. Whereas the teachers in the Capistrano School District have been engaged with an anti-worker school board; Whereas, teachers are those who deliver in…