District Reaches Tentative Agreement with Teachers UnionDec 30, 2022 12:00AM ● By TRUSD News Release
Dr. Steven Martinez. Photo: TRUSD
SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Twin Rivers Unified is pleased to announce the district has reached a tentative agreement on a three-year collective bargaining contract with Twin Rivers United Educators (TRUE), the association representing our teachers and other certificated staff. The tentative agreement recognizes the hard work and dedication of our educators with a substantial 18% pay hike—10% in 2022-2023 (retroactive to July 1, 2022), 5% in 2023-2024, and 3% in 2024-2025.
The tentative agreement supports the district’s commitment to improving student outcomes and strengthening our learning environments. In fact, throughout the negotiations process, we focused on the overall impact to the academic and social-emotional needs of our students, retention of current employees, and recruitment of new employees.
“That we were able to reach a tentative agreement with TRUE without a disruption to the education of our students certainly speaks volumes,” says Twin Rivers Unified Superintendent Steve Martinez, Ed.D. “At the end of the day, for everyone, it was all about reaching the best possible agreement for students, our educators, our community, our schools and our district. Kudos to both bargaining teams for acting selflessly to ensure our students will continue to benefit from the instruction of our dedicated and valued teachers.”
“We know that negotiations can be time consuming, emotional and tense, so we are delighted to have reached agreements with all our labor partners,” says Twin Rivers Unified School Board President Michelle Rivas. “The district reached agreements for three-year contracts with unions representing our classified employees (CSEA) and our school police employees (TRSPA) in November. These agreements allow the TR team to return to school in the new year with an unwavering and undistracted focus on student learning.”
The tentative agreement still needs a vote of ratification by TRUE membership and then approval by the Twin Rivers Unified School District Board of Trustees.