November 16, 2021
The negotiation session was not productive. They again offered 2%. They also said that they may be able to increase that amount if we disbanded the 30 Hour PD (which according to their own figures costs $484,000 dollars a year-that's less than 2 years of the Superintendent's salary). Inflation hit a 31 year high of 6.1% in October and workers are leaving their jobs in record numbers to find better paying employment but those facts don't seem to resonate with their negotiating team.
We are meeting again December 8, 2021
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Attend contract action meetings
Take part in contract action events
Speak Out at the School Committee-Next date 12/2/2021
Contact members of the School Committee (they direct the negotiations and vote to approve our contract)
SCHOOL COMMITTEE CONTACT INFORMATION
Mayor Chairperson Domenic Sarno firstname.lastname@example.org (413) 734-1173
Ward 6 & 7 Vice Chairperson School Committee Christopher Collins email@example.com (413) 732-5777
Ward 4 & 5 School Committee Member Barbara Gresham firstname.lastname@example.org (413) 626-9108
At-large School Committee Member Denise Hurst email@example.com (413) 330-1030
At-large School Committee Member LaTonia Monroe Naylor naylorL@springfieldpublicschools.com (413) 455-0432
Ward 2 & 8 School Committee Member PeterMurphy firstname.lastname@example.org (413) 262-8752
Ward 1 & 3 School Committee Member MariaPerez email@example.com (413) 219-1038