Berkeley local unions fight for fair contract, cooking and gardening program

Berkeley teachers holding "Fair contract now" signs

The faculty and classified AFT local unions in the Berkeley Unified School District rallied on May 8 before a district board meeting. With state funding to the district on the rise, educators say the district can provide more for its employees, especially since it is holding $7.9 million in its ending fund balance. The workers are also trying to save the successful cooking and gardening program threatened by cuts to the federal program, Network for Healthy Californians. Read more...

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