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PVFT-PVUSD Begin Mediation

January 31, 2018: PVFT is entering mediation with the district on our contract negotiations that began December 7, 2016. The Public Employees Relations Board (PERB) agreed to PVFT’s declaration of Impasse in December. We remain committed to reaching a fair contract agreement through the state mediation process. To come to this conclusion, PERB reviewed details such as the…

PVFT Declares Impasse

Dec. 11th, 2017 PVFT resolves to test our solidarity! PVFT negotiators met with PVUSD today and signed a Tentative Agreement on Article 3: Rights and Responsibilities, agreeing on and closing up all outstanding contract language for 2016-2017. We received an updated proposal from the District on Article 7: Wages and Related Matters. Although the District’s…

6 Reasons Why Unions Are Essential to Creating Broadly Based Prosperity

(Reposted from AFL-CIO, www.aflcio.org/Blog/Economy/6-Reasons-Why-Unions-Are-Essential-to-Creating-Broadly-Based-Prosperity, and from the Roosevelt Institute, rooseveltinstitute.org/policy-and-ideas/big-ideas/report-future-work-america-policies-empower-american-workers-and-secure-p) At the end of March, the Roosevelt Institute launched a new project, the Future of Work, which takes a look at the changing landscape in the area of workers’ rights and representation in the political and economic system that affects their lives. Author Richard Kirsch does…

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