2019-02-12 13:08:24

Denver Teachers Strike Over Bonus-Based Pay System, Demanding Reliable Salary Plan, Better Wages

Public school teachers in Denver, Colorado, are striking for the second day, after negotiations between the teachers’ union and the school district failed to reach a contract over the weekend. The Denver Classroom Teachers Association is demanding an increase in teachers’ base salaries rather than putting money in incentives and bonuses. The Denver teachers walked out Monday following 15 months of negotiations over a controversial bonus-based pay system that educators say leaves them unable to predict their salaries and guarantee financial security. The starting salary for a Denver teacher for the 2019-2020 school year is $43,255, according to The Denver Post. This is the district’s first teacher strike in 25 years.

DN! speaks with Henry Román, a Denver elementary school teacher and president of the Denver Classroom Teachers Association.

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