GLENDALE — For the third time since March, the Glendale Teachers Assn. protested outside the Glendale Unified offices on Friday — an attempt to pressure the district to offer a fairer deal, organizers said.
Bargaining between the Glendale Unified School District and Glendale Teachers Assn. for a new contract reached the last stage of state-led negotiations Friday, as both sides presented suitcases full of evidence to a neutral fact finder.
"The facts are that the district has the money to keep the status quo for the next two years," union President Tami Carlson said. "Glendale Teachers Assn. is trying to work in good faith by reducing some costs for the future."
Both sides entered negotiations armed with binders of data and arguments to be reviewed by a state-appointed fact finder, who was to then mediate an outcome. If a resolution is not reached, the fact finder has 30 days to write a report and offer recommendations.