Monday, January 28, 2013
The three-year contract addresses salary and pay steps and high school teaching hours.
The Oswego Education Association (OEA) and the Oswego 308 board of education have officially agreed on a three-year contract. Members of the OEA voted Jan. 18 to approve the contract, which the board of education had previously unanimously approved Jan. 14 with board president Bill Walsh abstaining from the vote because his wife is a teacher in the district. A tentative agreement was reached prior to winter break, but voting wasn't held until January. Want free local news in your inbox every morning? Sign up for our e-newsletter. The vote was “closer than any I’ve ever been a part of,” said President of the OEA, Darla Medernach. The vote for the teacher’s union passed 544 - 445 in favor of the contract. One of the largest sticking points …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Tentative agreeement will be voted upon in January.
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Oswego Education Association will offer a counter proposal at the meeting.
The Oswego 308 School Board and the Oswego Education Association (OEA) will meet Tuesday, Dec. 11, to continue to discuss contract negotiations. OEA president Darla Medernach said at that time the OEA will present a counter proposal, as requested by the school board. The OEA opted not to put the board’s previous proposal to a vote by their membership back on Nov. 16. Want free local news in your inbox every morning? Sign up for our newsletter. The board’s proposal included a .5 percent, 1 percent and 1.5 percent increase over three years on a three-year contract for all teachers with lane increases but no salary step increases. Board President Bill Walsh said in terms of the step increases teachers would still receive that year’s service …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The Oswego Education Association union has been without a contract since June. At issue in negotiations are the length of the high school teacher work day and teachers' salaries throughout the district.
The Oswego District 308 School Board and the Oswego Education Association (OEA) union continue to negotiate a new contract, with working hours for high school teachers and salaries the two main sticking points. Teachers have been working without a contract since June 30, and the School Board heard a negotiations update from its attorney, Maureen Lemon and their Monday night meeting. The District submitted its most recent proposal Nov. 8 and requested the proposal be presented to the entire OEA. The OEA’s bargaining team indicated they needed to have their executive committee review the proposal before deciding whether to submit it to their membership for a vote. As of late Thursday evening, OEA president Darla Medernach said the OEA had …