Yuba City Teachers Call For Strike On Thursday

YUBA CITY (CBS13) — About 700 Yuba City Unified School District teachers will go on strike on Thursday, the union announced on Tuesday.

RELATED: Yuba City Teachers Letter To School District Calling For Strike

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.

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  1. Gary says:

    Such a deal, 3.5% when they’re 13% below the state average. And the Admin are above the state average. Anybody see anything wrong here?

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