YUBA CITY (CBS13) — Teachers are preparing to go on strike in Yuba City as the school district tries to find an opening for negotiations.
At issue is a pay discrepancy. 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.
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.
Parents say they’re supportive of the teachers, because they don’t want to see them leaving for other districts, though they’d prefer it not lead to a strike.