California Union Staff to Hold Informational Picket at NEA Convention

Employees of the California Teachers Association have been negotiating for months with CTA managers to agree on a new contract, but talks have been contentious. A major sticking point is pension funding.

The staff union organized protests at various CTA events, including a State Council meeting earlier this month.

Now a handful of CTA employees will set up an informational picket line at the entrance to the NEA Representative Assembly hall in Boston next week in an effort to pressure CTA officers to settle their contract.

Although CTA has struggled to fully fund staff pensions, the union is flush with cash. The just-signed California state budget ensures that more will be on the way. Despite the current animosity, I expect CTA will settle soon and the staff will be generously compensated.