The Douglas County Federation of Teachers (DCFT) and Douglas County School District are negotiating union contract terms behind closed doors!
The practice has been going on for years, but it's time to stop!
Such practices are not only archaic, but can become contentious including punitive actions, such as boycotts, strikes, or launching internal campaigns geared to lower morale and public opinion about the employer.
Negotiated union policies greatly impact how our tax dollars are spent and how our schools and classrooms function. In tight budget times, when we rightly demand greater accountability of our elected school board to make tough decisions, these decisions should be made in full view!
Closed-door negotiations do NOT benefit children, the community, or even teachers. It is time to end the secrecy of union and school district negotiations in Douglas County, in order to:
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