Despite optimism going into the session, last night the RSD bargaining team squandered an opportunity to complete a deal:
IN A NUTSHELL--- RSD is proposing compensation of $910,500 for COLA. They are also proposing an overall decrease in compensation of up to $1,040,000 for insurance and tuition reimbursement. This is a net loss of up to $129,500 and, at best, an offer of ZERO compensation. RSD asks for REA to make sacrifices for our students but does not reciprocate. RSD is double dealing. You our members spoke loud and clear last night, and we will not bring you a contract offer that is unacceptable.
The teams have agreed to meet again next Thursday, 6/11/20, at 6:00PM. It is the sincere hope of your bargaining team that RSD will show some sign of mutual sacrifice and/or goodwill before this next meeting. There is a school Board meeting on Wednesday, 6/10/20, at 7:00PM. The budget and potential cuts for next year will be discussed. REA view’s this meeting as an excellent opportunity for the school board to demonstrate their good faith and make some sacrifices and re-visit some choices that could mitigate the direct impact to services and instruction for our students.
Bruce Marsh, Your C0-Bargain Chair
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