United Teachers of Richmond CTA/NEA

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UTR Updates 9/25/17

Dear UTR Members, 

Below are updates, events and information for this week. Also, if you have not already done so, please complete the 2 question Bargaining Survey that will inform our re-openers. The window for the survey closes this Thursday by 3:00 PM. 

Tentative Agreement was ratified

Our Tentative Agreement was ratified by the WCCUSD School Board at the School Board meeting on September 20th. We really recommend that people watch the video replay of the conversation to see what the School Board members stated about teacher compensation. To access the video link please click HERE and go to hour 1 minute 50. 

We would like to thank the bargaining team for all your hard work on this TA and future negotiations.

UTR Bargaining Survey

We want to start negotiations again as soon as possible. In order to do so, we need to find out from all of you what our two re-openers should be. We get to choose from all our 52 articles to open 2 of them to negotiate this fall. Please click in the link below to provide your input. Inside the survey you will also find the link to our full contract for reference.

 DLCAP Meeting 

The First DLCAP Meeting is taking place this Wednesday, September 27th from 6:00 to 7:30 at Helms Middle School (2500 Rd 20, San Pablo, CA 94806). If you are interested in coming for public comment please come early and fill out a comment card. You can also stay and observe the meeting. If you do want to join us and speak we are asking people to speak about how the retention of educators supports the culture, climate, and future of WCCUSD. How compensation should be our number 1 priority. You may also want to include examples of how the constant flux of educators has affected your school.


INVICTUS Charter Hearing  – Contra Costa County School Board

The Contra Costa County School Board will be voting on the appeal by INVICTUS Charter School this Wednesday, September 27th at 5:00 PM. The Board meets at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room of The Ronald L. Stewart Center, Contra Costa County Office of Education, 77 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill, California, 94523. If there is anyone interested in joining a few of our executive board members to voice that we say “NO” to INVICTUS and that the decision made in our local school board should be upheld please come early and look for Robert Gerson our Elementary School Director who will be speaking on behalf of UTR.

                                                      UTR Social event

Yes, it’s official. UTR is having its first social this Friday, September 29th at 4:00PM at the Mallard! Please spread the word to your colleagues. Flyers should have arrived at your sites on Friday. For the flyer please click HERE.

Site Visits

Thank you to the schools that came to meet with us and opened their doors to us last week, King, Lake, Lincoln, Lupine Hills, Madera, Chavez, Montalvin, and Nystrom Elementary Schools. So far we have visted 23 schools.

This week our Executive Director and President will be visiting the following schools:

John Peres Elementary School

September 28th


Riverside Elementary School

September 28th


Shannon Elementary School

September 29th


Sheldon Elementary School

September 29th



For the full schedule of visits please click HERE.