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MDUSD Bargaining Update

Tentative Agreement Reached Between MDEA teachers' union and MDUSD!

Posted: March 19, 2022

MDUSD Bargaining Update: MDEA

We are pleased to share the following joint statement from the MDEA teachers' union bargaining team and MDUSD bargaining team: 

Tentative Agreement Reached!

Both the MDEA and MDUSD Bargaining Teams sincerely appreciate all of the work and time that so many of you have put into supporting these negotiations, and ensuring that a meaningful settlement that supports students, and values the work of educators could be reached.

The MDEA Bargaining Team and the MDUSD Bargaining Team met early, Friday, March 18, 2022, with the fact-finding panel. Both MDEA and the MDUSD bargaining team members presented their cases to the fact-finding panel for its consideration.

After numerous hours of work, and after the state-appointed neutral fact-finding panel chair weighed in, we were able to reach a full tentative agreement.

The agreement includes the following:

Salary Schedule Increases:

            2021 - 2022    4% on-schedule effective July 1, 2021

            2022 - 2023    4% on-schedule effective July 1, 2022

            2023 - 2024    2.5% on-schedule effective July 1, 2023

This totals a 10.5% salary increase over the three-year term of the contract.

Retroactive payments will be distributed within 60 days of when the Board approves the agreement.

Prep Time and Class Sizes:

The agreement preserves both the prep time for fourth and fifth grade teachers and the assessment period for secondary SDC teachers assigned to a departmental model.  The agreement also ensures the new state law regarding Transitional Kindergarten staffing ratios will be followed, and it limits class sizes at continuation high schools to 28.

There were many other changes to language which will be shared in the coming days. 

Both MDEA and the District believe this settlement is the best agreement possible after discussion with the fact-finding panel, and considering the available up-to-date information.

Thank you to everyone who has actively engaged in this process, from bargaining team members and Board members, to those who attended meetings and public events, to those who have shown support and encouragement to all involved in pursuit of reaching the best possible settlement for our students, our educators, our community, our schools, and our district.

The MDEA Bargaining Team - Linda Ortega, Julia Jameyson, Rosa Garcia, Laura Quinn, and Sharon Simone

The MDUSD Bargaining Team - Dr. John Rubio, Jennifer Sachs, Dr. Wendi Aghily, Lynsie  Castillano, Kathryn Fireman, Ryan Sheehy, Dr. Lisa Gonzales, Mika Arbelbide