LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County School District and Clark County Education Association have reached a deal in negotiations, avoiding a teachers strike.
Governor Steve Sisolak joined Superintendent Jara and teachers union President John Vellardita at the podium to make the announcement.
Watch the full press conference:
Gov. Sisolak urging both sides to get back to the bargaining table last week and avoid strike. On Monday, CCSD filed a court injunction to stop the strike and CCEA agreed to mediation.
The CCEA released the following details about the agreement on its website:
3% salary increase for all employees (the salary schedule shall be adjusted by 3%); effective on an employee’s first pay period, with retro pay.
Step increases of 2% for this year and next year of the contract for ALL employees (except newly hired employees). Effective the first pay period, with retro pay.
4% increase in health insurance premiums per month for all employees effective August 1st of each year of the contract.
Column payment to all employees who have completed their CUs for this year AND for those employees next year. This is a salary advancement on your base pay. It is not one time money.
The parties will meet during the term of the contract and mutually agree to any revisions to Article 26 Professional Growth System. Article 26 will not be eliminated.
The union goes on to say, "All activities for rallies in front of schools and strike preparation are suspended. This struggle has concluded."
Read the full post from CCEA here.
Here are some highlights from Wednesday's press conference:
Governor Steve Sisolak: “Its a real pleasure to be here under these circumstances considering where we were a week ago.”— Carla N. Wade (@CarlaNWade) August 29, 2019
CCEA President John Vellardita says a lot of progress was made at the state legislature this year. “We have notified our leadership we have suspended all operations and it’s about the day after and our next chapter.” pic.twitter.com/2zDcDkeCw4— Carla N. Wade (@CarlaNWade) August 29, 2019
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