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San Ramon Valley teachers union votes to authorize strike if negotiations break down

Original post made on Feb 12, 2020

Labor negotiations in the SRVUSD management and SRVEA union representatives escalated on Monday morning, with the announcement that the teachers union has authorized a strike should negotiations break down.

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Posted by John
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 12, 2020 at 6:51 am

Come on! Of course we want our teachers to be well paid but they are just getting greedy and it’s at the expense of our kids. All that $ for their raises and pensions are directly decreasing funds available for our students. The SRVUSD teachers have it SO good being in such a high performing district with dedicated parents that provide volunteer hours and donations. Appreciate what you have, look at the facts of our budget and stop with the strike threats! It’s not about the students! It’s not sustainable to keep giving into their demands. Plenty of other teachers would love to be in their spots.

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Posted by Sarah
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 12, 2020 at 7:59 am

VOTE NO on Prop 13 - The money will only be diverted to Salaries and Pensions!!

The form of schools we have today are outdated and expensive to maintain.

SCHOOLS do not fit the foot print for Climate Change. Major wasters of energy and resources!!

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Posted by Parent and Voter
a resident of Danville
on Feb 12, 2020 at 8:39 am

Calling teachers "greedy" is unfair for wanting to be compensated for teaching classrooms with over 30 children plus having numerous outside of the classroom activities, such as parent meetings, after school assistance, committees, and more.
If this career was so attractive then schools would not have such a tough time finding teachers and substitutes. If the district was really about the children then our classroom sizes would be reduced and we would focus on the basics instead of the "stuff" that our children are now given.
Meanwhile we have School Superintendents and others such as HR leadership who are well compensated while their record reveals lawsuits and endangerment of our children.
BTW I am NOT a teacher but I am a parent.

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Posted by John2006
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 12, 2020 at 11:08 pm

Enough TAXES, teachers need to get real, they barely work for 9 months for full year salaries and benefits. They also want to increase sales tax on top of the recent gas tax increase.
Of course the unions and Democrat party support all these tax increases.
Enoght is enoght, no more tax increases.

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Posted by Diane
a resident of Greenbrook Elementary School
on Feb 13, 2020 at 1:17 pm

@John2006, teachers are paid for 9 months of work, though actually work at least 10. Most teachers supplement their (low by most standards) salary with jobs over the summer months.

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Posted by Confused
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 4, 2020 at 6:25 pm

I see teachers getting paid over 100k on Transparent California's website. Am I looking at the data incorrectly?

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