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USDenver teachers go on strike after failing to reach pay deal

19:30  11 february  2019
19:30  11 february  2019 Source:   msn.com

Denver teachers end strike after reaching deal

Denver teachers end strike after reaching deal Denver teachers have reached a deal with Denver Public Schools and are set to return to the classroom after going out on strike Monday. "This agreement is a win, plain and simple: for our students; for our educators; and for our communities," said Denver Classroom Teachers Association President Henry Roman in a statement Thursday morning. "No longer will our students see their education disrupted because their teachers cannot afford to stay in their classrooms." More than 2,600 teachers spent several days standing in the cold to protest for higher salaries in a bid to stop more educators from leaving the city.

DENVER — Denver teachers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to go on strike after more than a year of negotiations over base pay . Rob Gould, lead negotiator for the Denver Classroom Teachers Association, said 93 percent of unionized teachers voted in favor of a strike . The union represents 5

DENVER (Reuters) - Public school teachers in Denver overwhelmingly voted late Tuesday to go on strike to press their demands for more money and incentive pay , after negotiations with Colorado’s largest school district hit an impasse last week. Having failed to reach a settlement after 15 months

DENVER — Denver teachers went on strike Monday after failing to reach a deal with administrators on pay in the latest example of educator discontent, following a wave of walkouts over the last year.

Denver: Teachers will start strike Monday, after negotiations end

Denver: Teachers will start strike Monday, after negotiations end Denver teachers will go on strike Monday, according to a statement from the Denver Classroom Teachers Association.

Denver teachers , district leaders hit roadblock in latest contract talks as strike vote looms. In an interview with The Denver Post after the bargaining session cleared out, Superintendent Susana If negotiators from DPS and the teachers union fail to agree on a new contract by the end of this week

DENVER (AP) - Denver teachers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to go on strike after more than a year of negotiations over base pay . Madrid taxis end strike , fail to get tighter rules for Uber. "They're striking for better pay , they're striking for our profession and they're striking for Denver

Denver's teachers started picketing before the start of the school day and students crossed through the picket lines on their way to class in some locations. Students in at least one school walked out of class and demonstrated in support of their teachers.

The city's schools will remain open during the strike and will be staffed by administrators and substitute teachers, the school district said. But canceled classes for 5,000 preschool children were canceled because the district does not have the staff to take care of them.

Union leaders told reporters they were frustrated with failed talks over the weekend aimed at reaching a deal. Union president Henry Roman said teachers were committed to reaching a deal but said that both sides needed a cooling off period. Another negotiation session is expected Tuesday.

Talks to end four-day Denver teachers' strike stretch overnight

Talks to end four-day Denver teachers' strike stretch overnight Talks to end four-day Denver teachers' strike stretch overnight

Public school teachers in Denver , Colorado, have voted to strike to demand for more money and incentive pay as teachers in Los Angeles reached a deal with school officials to end their six-day strike . On Tuesday, the teachers in Denver overwhelmingly voted to go on strike after negotiations

DENVER (AP) - Denver teachers are planning to strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after failed negotiations with the school district over base pay . The teachers union and Denver Public Schools met Saturday in an attempt to reach a new contract after more than a year of negotiations

"They need us. They need our labor, they need our minds, they need our talents to really make it happen," lead union negotiator Rob Gould said.

The strike for Denver's more than 4,000 teachers is their first in 25 years. It comes after teachers walked off the job in Arizona and West Virginia last year and Los Angeles teachers went on strike last month.

The Los Angeles teachers ended up getting the same 6 percent raise offered early on by the nation's second-largest school district. However, they also sought and won promises for smaller class sizes and adding more nurses and counselors.

In Denver, the main sticking points in the talks over a contract governing an incentive pay system are lowering bonuses to put more money in teachers' base pay and how to allow teachers to advance in pay based on education and training, the norm in most school districts.

The union pushed for lower bonuses for high-poverty and high-priority schools to free up more money for overall teacher pay and criticized the district for spending too much money on administration. However, the district sees those particular bonuses as key to boosting the academic performance of poor and minority students.

Denver teachers planning first strike in 25 years

Denver teachers planning first strike in 25 years Thousands of educators poised to walk out as labor actions continue to roil school districts around the U.S.

The deal includes caps on class sizes and hiring full-time nurses for every school, as well as a 6 percent pay raise for teachers . Teachers in Denver began voting over the weekend on whether to strike after negotiations with the city’s school system failed to produce an agreement on Friday, local

DENVER (AP) - Denver teachers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to go on strike after more than a year of negotiations over base pay . The main sticking point was increasing base pay , including lessening teachers ' reliance on one-time bonuses for things such as having students with high test

Some teachers argue that spending money on smaller class sizes and adding support staff, like counselors, is the best way to help disadvantaged students learn and make them good schools for teachers to work in.

Denver teachers say that the non-traditional pay system in the district leads to high turnover, which they say hurts students. They also hope that a win on pay will help them when it comes time to negotiate other issues when their overall contract expires in two years.

The state says a walkout will cost about $400,000 a day and would consume 1 to 2 percent of the district's annual operating budget in about a week. In encouraging both sides to come to an agreement, Gov. Jared Polis has pointed out that this money will no longer be available to help pay teachers once it is spent on the strike.

While teachers in some states are barred from striking, teachers in Colorado have a qualified right to walk off the job. As required by state law, teachers gave notice last month that they planned to strike. But the walkout was put on hold because the school district asked the state to intervene.

The strike was on again after the administration of Polis, a Democrat, decided last week not get involved, believing the positions of both sides were not that far apart.

However, Polis said the state could decide to intervene — and suspend the strike for up to 180 days — if the walkout drags on.

The state does not have the power to impose any deal on either side. But it can try to help the union and school district reach a deal and can require them participate in a fact-finding process

Denver teachers back at work after winning deal with raises.
Denver teachers ended a three-day walkout and returned to their classrooms Thursday, greeted by hugs and high-fives, after their union reached a tentative deal raising their pay, the latest win in a national movement by educators to raise their wages and advocate for changes in schools.The deal was worked out in talks that lasted through the night and signed shortly before classes started. Teachers were encouraged to return to their classrooms, even though the deal awaits ratification by the union membership.

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