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Berkeley School Board primer: BCCE union contract, compensation report on the agenda

The Berkeley School Board, at an August meeting. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD The Berkeley School Board, at an August meeting. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 22) for a closed session at 6 p.m., followed by its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.  Follow along via the Oct. 22 agenda packet. The board is scheduled to […]

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After 3 years of negotiations, Berkeley school district and union reach tentative agreement

Berkeley Council of Classified Employees demonstrating for fair pay and affordable healthcare in March 2014. Photo: Ted Friedman Berkeley Council of Classified Employees demonstrating for fair pay and affordable healthcare in March 2014. Photo: Ted Friedman A fact-finding panel brought in to assist with talks between the Berkeley Unified School District and one of its unions finally led […]

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Mediation between school district, staff union fizzles

The Berkeley School Board will now let a fact-finding panel help it negotiate a new contract with the Berkeley Council of Classified Employees union. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD The Berkeley School Board will now let a fact-finding panel help it negotiate a new contract with the Berkeley Council of Classified Employees union. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD After failing to […]

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Chanting protesters shut down school board meeting

Nearly 200 union workers from the Berkeley schools shut down the school board meeting temporarily Wednesday night. The group declined to stop their impassioned chanting, forcing the board members to go into closed session for about 15 minutes. (The video, above, by Mary Flaherty, shows members leaving their posts.) District spokesman Mark Coplan said he’d never seen a Berkeley school […]

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Berkeley school employees demonstrate for new contract

Berkeley Council of Classified Employees demonstrated on Friday March 28, 2014 outside BUSD’s HQ on Bonar Street. Photo: Ted Friedman Berkeley Council of Classified Employees demonstrated on Friday March 28, 2014 outside BUSD’s HQ on Bonar Street. Photo: Ted Friedman Around 100 Berkeley Unified School District employees — including instructional assistants, school secretaries, custodians, bus […]