Bargaining teams for Glendale Unified School District and its teachers union are expected to finalize a deal this week that would defer five unpaid furlough days scheduled for 2012-13.
District officials said they expect to put the agreement in writing during a meeting scheduled for Thursday. In April, the Glendale Teachers Assn. had rejected an identical proposal — which defers the furlough days to 2013-14 — asking instead that two of the five days be eliminated outright and three be deferred.
“The district negotiating team was surprised and gratified to receive this proposal from [the union], as the district has been making this proposal for some time,” Assistant Supt. for Human Resources David Samuelson said in a statement.
Union President Tami Carlson described it as a “huge concession” driven in part by her team's desire to reach a resolution before opening negotiations on a potentially more difficult fight — health insurance.