Bargaining & Negotiations

Coordinated Bargaining Council Trainings 

IEA Regional Directors conducted the second session of the Coordinated Bargaining Training series on Jan. 24, which included discussions about contract norms and team facilitation. The next session, titled “#Winning – Can you hear me now?,” will be on February 8. Click here to register.  

Each Coordinated Bargaining Training session is designed for both new and experienced bargaining teams. You’re strongly encouraged to have all members of your bargaining team attend each session to ensure your entire team is informed and unified.  

Participants must register for each session individually. Here’s the line-up for the remaining sessions in the series: 

Session 4 – Insurance Analysis, February 22 – 5 p.m. PST/6 p.m. MST
Session 5 – “A Three-Hour Tour!,” March 8 – 5 p.m. PST/6 p.m. MST
Session 6 – “Getting the District Past No!,” March 22 – 5 p.m. PST/6 p.m. MST 
Session 7 – The Bargaining Law, April 1 – 5 p.m. PST/6 p.m. MST
Session 8 – Hearing from You, April 8 – 5 p.m. PST/6 p.m. MST 

For more information on Coordinated Bargaining Training, contact your Regional Director. Find Regional Director information here.

Protecting Educators’ Bargaining Rights and Negotiations 

Executive Director Paul Stark and Associate Executive Director Matt Compton met with Senator Thayn, Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, and Senator Cook, who serves on the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee, to discuss detrimental legislation we anticipate coming back next session. The “Shall to May” bill would put the decision to bargain unilaterally in the hands of school boards. As the law stands now, local associations have the right to request negotiations with their local boards. If this law were to pass next session, that right would be eliminated. 

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