So I might have gone a little overboard reporting my story on teachers union negotiations. Here’s a few details that got left on the cutting room floor:
- How long is this round of negotiations? It’s a heck of a lot longer than other negotiations:
“The last contract I negotiated in San Diego Unified, we set up two weeks back to back where both teams went in five days a week, all day long, and we did it,” said Deberie Gomez, who served as personnel chief under former Superintendent Alan Bersin. She was contracted to help with negotiations last year and later left; Gomez declined to say why she was no longer at the bargaining table. “They’re having a lot of difficulty coming to any agreement,” she concluded.