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2013-2015 Contract Negotiations Update — April 4, 2013

April 04, 2013

The negotiating teams for Units 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 13 met yesterday to discuss proposals for the upcoming contract period July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015.

While we did receive informal, off-the-record proposals from the Employer for multi-year contracts structured like HSTA's tentative settlement, the teams did not feel the proposals were fair and reasonable, considering that HGEA members endured four years of cuts. Most notably, the Employer's proposals do not include the restoration of the step movement plan.

The negotiating teams are planning to counter with proposals that take into account each bargaining unit’s goals and priorities. The teams are planning to meet again next week.

If we do not reach an agreement with the Employer by April 15, we will proceed to arbitration.
We will continue to keep you updated via eBulletin and the HGEA website on any progress or new developments.

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