The 1,100-member union is also concerned about losing its collective bargaining rights — which is at the heart of the unfair labor practices filed against Riley, according to McLaughlin. He said teachers have been working without a contract for three years and are seeking a new collective bargaining agreement — not one “unilaterally imposed” by Riley.
“The union does agree that extended learning will have a significant impact on student achievement,” McLaughlin said.
“Where we have a disagreement is on the compensation. We’re not looking for meager pay for extended learning time. We want a cap on teacher hours and want to be paid fairly,” he said.