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Striking New Haven Teachers, District to Resume Contract Talks Sunday



    New Haven USD Teachers Do Not Appear Close to Ending Strike

    It's been five days since Union City and Hayward teachers walked out of the classrooms and onto the picket lines. Late Friday, the educators did not appear any closer to ending their strike. The teachers and New Haven Unified School District are battling over salary and class size. Robert Handa reports.

    (Published Friday, May 24, 2019)

    After a marathon session that ended after midnight Saturday, striking teachers and officials with the New Haven Unified School District are expected to resume contract negotiations on Sunday.

    The talks overnight followed the fifth day of the strike, as members of the New Haven Teachers Association walked picket lines with parents and students.

    Union members waited for hours outside the Alameda County Office of Education, as negotiations took place from 1:30 p.m. Friday until past midnight Saturday morning.

    The teachers are asking for a 10 percent raise over the next two school years. The district has offered a 1 percent raise for next year and a one-time 3 percent payment.

    Solidarity Rally for Striking New Haven Teachers

    [BAY] Solidarity Rally for Striking New Haven Teachers

    NBC Bay Area's Melissa Colorado reports live from the picket lines in Union City and gives the latest on the New Have Unified School District teachers strike.

    (Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019)

    The district is also offering a permanent 0.5 percent increase if it's able to secure an additional $1 million in revenue, and another 0.5 percent if it can add yet another $1 million, according to district officials.

    The district maintains that declining enrollment and budgetary deficits prevent it from reaching the estimated $20 million over three years needed to meet the teachers' demands.

    Negotiations are set to resume at 9 a.m. at the county education office, at 313 West Winton Ave. in Hayward.

    The school district includes roughly 11,000 students at two high schools, two middle schools and seven elementary schools in Union City and parts of Hayward.

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