Burlington Education Association

Monthly Archives: September 2016


Burlington Teachers’ Statement on Negotiations

BURLINGTON – Fran Brock, a Burlington High School history teacher who serves as the president of the Burlington Education Association, issued the following statement responding to the school board’s invitation to resume contract talks: “We are pleased that the board indicated…

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Hundreds of BEA Members Ask for a Settled Contract

This afternoon, 300 members of the BEA and community allies participated in an informational picket. Participants continued to ask the Burlington Board of School Commissioners to come back to the table and bargain with our community’s teachers. Participants called for…

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VPR: Contract Bridge

VPR commentator Rich Nadworny discusses the imposition crisis in Burlington. http://digital.vpr.net/post/nadworny-contract-bridge#stream/0

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Burlington Progressive Party Supports Teachers in Contract Negotiations

This is a press release from the Burlington Vermont Progressive Steering Committee.  BURLINGTON – A statement from the Burlington Progressive Steering Committee was released today, recognizing the difficult work of the school board but ultimately disagreeing with their decision to impose…

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Burlington Teachers Formally Reject Imposed Working Conditions

As the union’s members decide next steps, the Burlington Education Association urges the board to drop imposition and return to the table and settle BURLINGTON – The men and women who teach Burlington’s children today unanimously voted to reject last week’s…

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Burlington School Board Chooses Chaos Over Settlement

Board’s decision to impose working conditions instead of reaching a settlement throws decades of collaboration with district’s teachers aside BURLINGTON – The Burlington School Board’s decision to end bargaining and move to impose working conditions means they have chosen division, chaos…

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Watch President Fran Brock and Chief Negotiator Bob Church the Course to a Contract

BEA President Fran Brock and Chief Negotiator Bob Church appeared on the Burlington Free Press’ The Table program on September 8th. Brock and Church spoke about the pathway to settlement, the lack of budgetary transparency and to urge the Burlington…

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