YUBA CITY (CBS13) — About 700 Yuba City Unified School District teachers will go on strike on Thursday, the union announced on Tuesday.
The teachers union and the school district have been in a long battle over teacher pay.
The union did not specify a length for the strike.
A letter sent to the district announcing plans for the Thursday strike called the school district’s priorities “profoundly misplaced.”
The Yuba City Teachers Association took a look at neighboring districts and found Yuba City teachers making lower salaries than several others. For instance, the total maximum package for a first year teacher in Sacramento City Unified School District is $77,788, but for Yuba City Unified School District Teacher, it’s $58,466.
Yuba City Unified School District Superintendent Nancy Aaberg said the district has made it clear to the teachers that they’re willing to negotiate.
The district’s latest proposal included a 3.5% pay raise; but the teachers association is asking for 13%. Aaberg told CBS13 that the district has made a total of six offers but the teachers have rejected all of them.