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Boston, Los Angeles teachers settle.

Boston, Los Angeles teachers settle In addition to providing for salary increases, settlements for public school teachers in Los Angeles, CA, and Boston, MA, gave teachers a larger role in determining school operating policies.

Under the Los Angeles accord, committees at each of the 600 schools will address budget, curriculum, and other matters. The committees will have 12 to 16 members--one half of them teachers and the other half, school administrators, parents of students, and, in some cases, students. The committee will decide by majority vote such issues as budgets, teaching methods and materials, and student discipline. There will also be one overall district committee, with the same makeup, to resolve impasses in the local committees.

The settlement for the 22,000 Los Angeles teachers was preceded by a 10-day work stoppage. The contract provided for an 8-percent salary increase in each of the 3 contract years, bringing the salary range to $29,529-$51,490 a year. It eliminated a requirement that elementary teachers supervise school playgrounds, but did not restore financial penalties that had been imposed on some teachers for refusing to perform these and other duties prior to the start of the work stoppage.

The teachers are represented by United Teachers of Los Angeles, which is affiliated with the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers.

In Boston, negotiators also moved to decentralize administration by establishing "school site councils" of principals, teachers, parents, and students that will make decisions about school operations. The councils will make decisions regarding teachers without regard to their seniority, and will be permitted to seek waivers of State and local school regulations to improve educational attainment.

The 3-year contract was negotiated by the school board and the American Federation of Teachers. It provided for an initial 7-percent salary increase, which was deferred 3 months (to December 1989) in return for retention of 184 teachers scheduled to be laid off, followed by 7-percent increases in September of 1990 and 1991. Prior to the settlement, pay ranged from $24,000 for starting teachers to more than $38,000 after 20 years of service.
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Title Annotation:Developments in Industrial Relations
Author:Ruben, George
Publication:Monthly Labor Review
Date:Aug 1, 1989
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