2014-05-15 / Front Page

Teacher’s union, district negotiations at standstill

By Greg Knight | Associate Editor

Mariposa County Teacher's Association vice president Lynda Dougherty-Kelly, left, at podium, addresses the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees on May 15, 2014. (Greg Knight | The GAZETTE)Mariposa County Teacher's Association vice president Lynda Dougherty-Kelly, left, at podium, addresses the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees on May 15, 2014. (Greg Knight | The GAZETTE)Friday, May 16, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. - As expected, negotiations between the Mariposa County Teacher’s Association (MCTA) and the Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) officially hit a wall on Thursday, May  15 as union vice president Lynda Dougherty-Kelly declared a formal impasse in labor talks.

An impasse is a scenario where both the district and union cannot agree on contract issues.

Kelly said the union sought a five percent increase in salary schedules for teachers, but were rebuffed and “ignored” by the district. The union then tried to negotiate down for a raise, but was also ignored on that request.

With the rejection of the union’s offers, Kelly said the group has no choice but to approach mediation.

Read the entire story in the May 22, 2014 issue of the GAZETTE.

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Go ahead with your

Go ahead with your negotiation process and develop yourselves. I hope soon things will be good. Teachers are to be treated very well.

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