Teacher strike may be averted

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Tentative agreement reached

The Madera teachers’ union and the school district apparently have found so much common ground that a strike may be averted. Madera Unified School District and the Madera Unified Teachers’ Association have reached a tentative agreement on the differences that have divided them since Feb. 2012.

According to an email communication sent Friday from union president David Holder and vice president Amanda Wade to all of the district’s teachers, MUTA and MUSD have a tentative agreement that will be discussed at a union meeting 4 p.m. Monday at the Madera South High School gymnasium. Holder said that due to an agreement between MUTA and MUSD, the details of the agreement will not be released until after the meeting.

School Superintendent Ed Gonzalez confirmed Holder’s announcement and reiterated that no details of the agreement will be made available until Monday’s meeting.

This latest development in the labor unrest within Madera Unified definitely reduces the threat of a teacher’s strike. It may also eliminate the necessity of the fact finder’s report, which has been expected any day...

 

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