Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pennsylvania State Education Association president encourages locals to consider one-year pay freeze

Pennsylvania State Education Association president encourages locals to consider one-year pay freeze

Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 9:23 AM     Updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 9:42 AM
About a week after Gov. Tom Corbett called on school districts to hold the line on salaries for a year to save positions and programs, the head of the state's largest teachers union is encouraging union members to "seriously consider" answering that call.
James P. Testerman, president of the 191,000 members of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, said in a statement, "The education professionals in the Pennsylvania State Education Association have been willing to be good public partners and tackle tough issues before, and we’re willing to do it again."

Here is a link to Mr. Testerman's statement on PSEA's website:


Teachers unions respond to Corbett's freeze request
Thursday, March 17, 2011
By Eleanor Chute, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Will public school teachers agree to the pay freeze requested by Gov. Tom Corbett?



State teachers union head calls for wage freeze

In a letter mailed Tuesday, the state teachers union president asked members to heed the governor's call for wage concessions.

11:02 p.m. EDT, March 16, 2011
In a sharp shift from the give-no-ground mentality that's held sway in school negotiations for years, the head of the state teachers' union is now echoing Gov. Tom Corbett's call for a one-year wage freeze.

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