Details of Tentative Agreement Reached
Details of the tentative agreement reached between Saint Paul Public Schools and the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers on their 2013-2015 labor contract is available here.
SPPS Family Letter [English, Somali, Spanish, Hmong, Karen]
Saint Paul Public Schools and the leadership of the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers – the union that represents teaching staff in your child’s school – have been negotiating the terms of our teachers’ next employment contract since May of last year. That contract outlines wages, benefits, and other work-related issues. The purpose of this letter is to inform you that the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers has scheduled – on Monday, February 24, 2014 – a vote asking its 3,200 teacher members to decide whether or not to authorize a strike.
Labor Negotiations 2013-2015
Saint Paul Public Schools began its bi-annual contract negotiations with the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers (the teacher’s union) in May 2013 led by the following values: To support our shared mission to provide a premier education for every child, to recognize the important work of teachers in our district, and to maintain Saint Paul Public Schools’ fiscal health.
Teacher’s Union to Vote on Feb. 24
On Monday, Feb. 10, the union leadership team voted to schedule a strike vote on Feb. 24. If a strike is called, classes will be canceled for the duration of the strike. More>>
Overview of Negotiation Process
The negotiation process sets the terms and conditions of employment between Saint Paul Public Schools and the approximately 3,200 teachers’ union members. More>>
The mediator is a neutral advisor who helps negotiating parties find a basis for resolving the contract in a way that is acceptable to both parties. More>>