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|Women's Day Protest-UESF ‘Bread & Roses’ Speak Out at the Board of Education|
|Date||Tuesday March 08|
|Time||5:30 PM - 6:30 PM|
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SF Board Of Education
555 Franklin St.
3/8 Women's Day Protest-UESF ‘Bread & Roses’ Speak Out at the Board of Education
March 8th: UESF ‘Bread & Roses’ Speak Out at the Board of Education
Following SFUSD Denial of UESF Grievance on January Pay Raise
Gather at 5:30 p.m. @ 555 Franklin
Join UESF elected women leaders and rank-and-file activists as we gather for a “Bread and Roses speak out at the Board of Education on March 8th, International Women’s Day.
The speak out has been called following the SFUSD’s denial on Tuesday of the grievance we filed on the district’s failure to implement the January wage increase for all employees.
According to district representatives, the 1.5% raise will be included for the affected members starting with the next pay period at the end of February. However, the SFUSD has not committed to back pay for the raise that should have been included for the month of January. For a typical teacher the amount in dispute is between $60-80.
While $60-80 may not seem like such a big deal to those at 555 Franklin, it is a matter of respect for the educators who do the work in the classroom, especially as the affordability crisis rages out of control.
In addition to calling on the Board to honor the agreed upon wage increase for all UESF members, we will also call on the Board and the administration to properly budget for wage reopeners this fall. The affordability crisis, coupled with the growing teacher and para shortage, continues to undermine the stability of our schools and negatively impact our students. Budgeting for wages that give all UESF members, women and men included, a fighting chance to live in the City in which we serve should be a priority for the SFUSD. Save the date!
More on the January Pay Raise Grievance
On January 29th UESF Senior Staff Rep Eric Hall filed a grievance with the district on their decision not to implement the 1.5% wage increase for all members on January 1st, as stated in the contract. The grievance covers all TK-12 certificated staff hired after 1994, all Early Education certificated staff, and any other member who did not receive their pay raise.
On Tuesday, the UESF office received a letter from the SFUSD Department of Labor Relations denying the grievance. UESF will soon request mediation over the denied grievance to attempt to resolve the matter. If unsuccessful, it is most likely to go to arbitration.