by Marisa Hanson
A month ago, the ESTA Bargaining Team returned to negotiations. After reading the bargaining survey results, it was clear that membership wanted to be updated regularly on the progress of bargaining. So, the ESTA bargaining team, and the district agreed to a joint update to outline the tentative agreements that were completed over the two recent sessions. We hope this helps members better understand what it takes to present a final tentative agreement for voters approval. As always, once we have completed the entire agreement for next school year and beyond, it will be voted on by membership. We hope that giving you the agreements as they are signed, will allow you to speak to your ESTA site representative for my clarification prior to a vote for the completed agreement. We expect to be finished in May so that there can be a vote online before we leave for summer vacation.
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