The teachers union doesn’t talk.
The San Diego Education Association’s leaders once met monthly with San Diego Unified’s superintendent. Those regular meetings no longer happen. Union workers used to meet routinely with district staff, but in 2008 the SDEA leadership banned them from doing so.
The teachers union has walked out on joint committees with other employee unions, and it’s even drifted apart from its retired members’ group, which no longer meets at the SDEA offices.