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UPDATE | Campbell school board to meet with teachers next week, strike notice remains

Published: Fri, July 19, 2013 @ 6:24 p.m.

CAMPBELL — While the Campbell Board of Education has not rescinded its last-and-best contract offer that was implemented July 1, it has agreed to restart negotiations with the Campbell Education Association, the union representing the district’s teachers.

Tom Robey, superintendent, said the purpose of the upcoming meeting is to bring both sides together — the board and the union — to resolve their disputes through the federal mediator, who was brought in to assist after both parties declared an impasse in May.

“We just want things to get back to normal so we can focus on education for students,” Robey said.

The union’s 10-day strike notice for Aug. 26, the first teacher-report day, will remain, said Colleen Joss, a union spokeswoman. The CEA sent the notice to the State Employment Relations Board earlier today.

“I think it’s definitely a step in the right direction,” said Joss, referring to Tuesday’s meeting. “But while that contract is implemented, [the strike notice] is still in effect. At least they’re willing to go back to the bargaining table.”

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1DSquared(1778 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Campbell's got enough problems without the teachers wanting more!

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2bmanresident(607 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

More public employees trying to get their "fair share" of the government trough. It's a shame that the students will have to suffer. The government worker should be given a wage and benefits that closely resemble those in the private sector, those people that pay these public employees wages.

Afterall, aren't teachers "public servants"? Why then are they grossly overpaid and allowed to strike?

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3TB(1167 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Because Its A Constitutionally Protected Right. The Students Will Suffer As The Move To Privatize Education Gains Ground.

You Have No Idea What These People Make, What DegreeS They Possess, What Skills And Qualifications Furnace, Or What ThiS Imposed Contract Contains. You Have Employees Simply Asking To Meet To Help Determine The Working Conditions That WilL Allow Them To Concentrate On Doing Their Job And Serving Their Students.

TheY Have Been Attempting To Meet With The Board Of Education, Which Refused Meetings Until Now. The Board Should Shoulder Any Blame For A Disruption To The School Year, Should It Occur In August.

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4stally526(1 comment)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

I agree bmanresident. Teachers should be given pay that closely resembles the private sector. Most teachers have a bachelors and masters degree. The average starting pay for an American who has a masters degree and no experience is around $60,000. Teachers start around $30,000 a year. So you are right teachers deserve a significant raise!

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5TB(1167 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Good Call stally

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6republicanRick(1716 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Pay per hour worked puts teachers at the top of the wage scale. Add in defined pensions and early retirement age, and you find teachers extremely, extremely well compensated.
Teacher unions hold communities hostage. This must be changed.

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7mrblue(1175 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

The teachers are asking for a very small increase and a right to bargain in a fair manner. The board of education is at fault here. How do you justify paying two superintendents? All the current superintendent wants is to pad his retirement. That's it. One board member is a former teacher, who at one time,(several years ago) helped lead a strike against the board. There are several other issues that need to be addressed. This board is going down a path that is wasting the tax payers money. This board needs to go!

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8bmanresident(607 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Stally. Teachers only work 9 months a year. Perhaps a full year of work should be in order. Then maybe, according to your logic, 45,000 is a good number.

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9bmanresident(607 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

I love seeing these comments that blame the republicans for all of their woes! Look at the current state of this Valley. The Democrats have singlehandedly ran the area for decades! What has become of the area, a cesspool with abanded homes, no jobs, high crime, and lousy school districts! We haven't had economic progress since the 60s! And when one business tries to make good, or one school district tries to make better, the unions team up to shut it down!

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10republicanRick(1716 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

gdog, your little word plays to denigrate those you disagree with are childish. They show how low class and ignorant you really are.

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11TB(1167 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Define Bad ROd. Also Keep iN Mind The Out Of Workday Requirements Of The Job When Doing Those Calculations.

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