July 26: Transportation Bargaining Update

The District and union representing our bus drivers and bus monitors have been bargaining a successor agreement since late January of this year.  Earlier this month the parties reached impasse in those negotiations and began the process of soliciting a third-party neutral mediator to assist them in reaching an agreement.  PERC (Public Employment Relations Commission) has assigned a mediator to the case, with mediation dates set for September 14, 16, 24, and 28th.  Further updates to this bargain will be made in September

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Kathryn McCarthy, Strategic Communications and Marketing Manager | 253-571-1015 | kmccart@tacoma.k12.wa.us

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