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TALB and the District Continue Negotiations

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1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810

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(562) 997-8220

TALB and the District Continue Negotiations

Negotiations for the 2023-24 contract year continue between the Long Beach Unified School District and the Teachers Association of Long Beach (TALB). The bargaining teams have been hard at work, meeting on Nov. 6, Nov. 27, Dec. 5 and Dec. 18, addressing various proposals and concerns.

TALB has presented proposals, covering crucial areas for educators, including additional tiers for pathway lead teacher stipends, observations and evaluations, CDC transfer language, and school site safety.

Long Beach Unified has put forth proposals for Days and Hours of Employment, Transfers and Compensation, aiming to enhance the overall work environment for staff. Key aspects of the  proposals include:

Tentative Agreements:

  1. Pay Increases for Athletic Directors: Increase rates of pay for athletic directors.

  2. Additional Pay Tiers for Department Heads: Address Department Head stipends for large departments at comprehensive high schools.

  3. Clarity on Health Benefit Contributions: Clarify language regarding cost sharing for health benefit contributions, ensuring transparency and fairness when the District reaches the District Annual Maximum.

  4. Safety Conditions of Employments: Clarify language regarding reports of physical harm, site emergency communications, and the role of bargaining unit members during physical student altercations.

Pending Proposals:

  1. Alignment of Staff Demographics: Adjustments to transfer language to align staff demographics to student demographics at elementary sites. This aims to create a more representative and inclusive educational environment. Included in the proposal is an MOU which outlines collaborative processes between TALB and the District to implement the language adjustments. 

  2. GATE Vacancies: Address transfer language regarding GATE vacancies at elementary sites to create more transparency.

  3. Pathway Lead Teacher Stipends:  Additional tiers for Pathway Lead Teacher stipends.

The next negotiation session with TALB is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 11. Your dedication and collaboration during this process are invaluable, and we appreciate your ongoing commitment to the success of our students and the entire Long Beach Unified community.

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