Sac City Unified Teachers Reach Agreement; Strike Averted

Sacramento City Unified has been able to avoid a strike after reaching a contract agreement with the teachers union.

The details of the contract provide teachers an 11 percent pay raise in a span of three years.

 “Today is a good day for Sacramento’s students and for our community as a whole,” said David Fisher, president of the Sacramento City Teachers Association. “We believe this tentative agreement will help move us in the direction necessary to ensure each and every one of our students has a qualified educator in every classroom, resources they need, and programs that will ensure their success.”

Negotiations have been occurring for more than year. The members of the union originally planned to strike earlier this week, but Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg was on hand to help mediate the agreement to prevent the district’s 43,000 students from having to miss class.

Read more at The Sacramento Bee.