Tuesday, September 30, 2008

WTU prez sites mistrust as obstacle to new contract

WTU union president George Parker is citing his membership's mistrust of Chancellor Rhee as a major obstacle threatening the negotiations around the new DCPS/WTU contract.
"There is an overwhelming amount of distrust of the chancellor that she is going to have to address," said Parker, who briefed about 700 of the 4,000 union members on contract talks at the McKinley Technology High School auditorium in Northeast Washington.

Parker said many older teachers believe that they have been targeted for dismissal by Rhee, who has proposed a two-tiered salary plan that would pay many instructors more than $100,000 annually in pay and performance bonuses.
Also read The Teacher Chic's post about the meeting if you haven't already.

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