We are so excited to share that on May 10, 2022, we reached a tentative agreement on our collective bargaining agreement! Since then, both our members and Summit’s Board of Directors have ratified our contract.
Our journey to this CBA has been long and difficult — the closure of Rainier, fighting the pay freeze, and the pandemic were just a few of the obstacles we faced.
Despite high teacher turnover, we were able to keep our union going because new teachers quickly saw both the things that needed improvement and the potential of our schools. We fought for our union and our contract for over three years motivated by our love for our students and our school communities. While we didn’t win everything we wanted or deserved, we are extremely proud of this CBA and extremely grateful for all of the community support and solidarity. Both our bargaining team and site reps enthusiastically recommend voting YES to ratify our agreement. Please check out our bargaining page for a summary of the TA.
This contract is a recognition of teacher voice by Summit’s Home Office. We hope it allows us to turn a new page in our relationship and that we can work productively and collaboratively to continue to improve our schools.