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Tentative Agreement Reached Between LBUSD and TALB

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Tentative Agreement Reached Between LBUSD and TALB

Bargaining teams for the Long Beach Unified School District and the Teachers Association of Long Beach met today and reached a tentative agreement.

What will the new agreement include?

Pending final approval by TALB members and the Board of Education, key tenets of the agreement include:

  • 4% ongoing salary increase retroactive to July 1, 2023.
  • 4% one-time payment based on earnings for the 2023-24 fiscal year.
  • Language in support of aligning staff with student demographics.
  • Renewal of Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) addressing key components for Full Day Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten.
  • New MOU to address key safety concerns.
  • Increased stipend rates for department chairs and pathway lead teachers.

When can qualifying employees expect to receive raises and/or retro checks?

(Pending approval by TALB and the Board of Education)

  • May to June – 4% retroactive checks for 2023-24 (covering July 2023 to April/May 2024).
  • May to June – regular paychecks will include ongoing raises.
  • September – off-schedule check, which is 4% of an employee’s earnings from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024.

Examples of how a 4% on-schedule raise and an additional one-time 4% payment based on earnings from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024 would benefit TALB members (based on salary):

Approximate Annual Salary Ongoing Increase One-time Payment
$69,750 (entry level/starting salary) $2,790 $2,902
$107,224 (average LBUSD teacher salary) $4,289 $4,461

What are the next steps?

The next step in the process is for TALB’s Executive Board to approve the agreement and establish dates for the ratification vote by the membership. Following the ratification vote, the agreement will be presented to the LBUSD Board of Education for final approval. Please look for additional information regarding the ratification process in a subsequent update.

  • Bargaining
  • TALB