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Teachers Voting on 3% Salary Increase

Members of the Teachers Association of Long Beach are voting this week whether to ratify a tentative agreement reached with the Long Beach Unified School District.  The tentative contract agreement includes a 3 percent salary increase retroactive to July 1, 2013.

Subject to Board of Education approval, the tentative agreement would provide the school district’s teachers with their first raise in more than five years.

“We’re pleased that the bargaining teams have arrived at this tentative agreement,” said LBUSD Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser.  “We believe this contract will help us to retain the best and brightest teachers, which is so vital to student success.”

After the tentative agreement goes to TALB’s membership for ratification, LBUSD’s Board of Education could approve the agreement as early as Dec. 17.

The contract also includes some new language on K-12 shared decision making, days and hours, and evaluation.  

The term of the new contract runs through June 30, 2015, with reopeners for next year regarding salary, health benefits, evaluation, plus three articles selected by each party.

View the full tentative agreement.