Rocklin Rollin’ Toward Strike

Rocklin.LogoAfter a local Strike Authorization vote, two dates in November will determine whether Rocklin teachers will walk out over an ongoing contract dispute with Rocklin Unified School District (RUSD).

Relations between Rocklin Teachers Professional Association (RTPA) and district office officials have been rocky for years-this time over teacher demands to provide appropriate resources for every student in every class.

“We are working on an expired contract and we’re at impasse on special education language, class size, preparation time and other important contract language items,” RTPA President Colleen Crowe said in a prepared statement. “ … We need a contract that offers a competitive salary and a medical benefits cap that will help attract and keep the best teachers for our students.”

In preparation for a possible job action, RUSD officials have advertised for substitutes after increasing the daily rate to $425.00- perhaps to incentivize the crossing of teacher picket lines.

Impasse was filed jointly on October 12th, and mediation sessions are scheduled for November 8th and November 14th respectively.  Read the Sacramento Bee story here.