90% of Saucon Elementary Teachers want a revote on contract?!

An anonymous post yesterday and other confirming information begs the question, is the SVEA union leadership voting to spend teachers money on a Lawyer and not allowing a revote on the Compromise Fact Finder contract, even though 45 of 50 elementary teachers want a vote?  Is the leadership of the local union out of touch with its membership?  From other sources the Union membership had questions about the contract that were not answered, resulting in the contract not being approved.  Did those who oppose the contract not explain to the membership clearly what this Contract does give the teachers?  I always felt that this is what has been going on.  Way back in Nov I was standing at the polls and one teacher was afraid of things that were clearly not in the contract.  In the letter to the teachers on the School District Website we indicated that we would still accept the Compromise Fact Finder Contract.  I do not understand the hiring of an outside gunslinger lawyer at added expense to the teachers.  What does this change, has the complexion of the School Board changed with the addition of this lawyer.  Do they believe that he will come up with some revelation that there is a new pot of money (other than the Taxpayers) to pay the teachers more?  This lawyer says he is a maverick on the website, but he uses the same old tired ideas that if we do not agree with a golden contract we will lose excellent teachers and not be able to hire excellent teachers.  And this will ruin the school district and destroy property values.  It is like a recording, just press play and you hear the same thing.  43% of our taxpayers are on Social Security and his answer is the board is in a bind because we haven't raised taxes in 5 years.  Please, teachers of Saucon Valley don't continue down this divisive path. 
Bob Lentz April 17, 2014 at 04:16 PM
I'll be looking forward to meeting you Mr Eichfeld .
Bob Lentz April 17, 2014 at 05:00 PM
Mr. Eichfeld , did I understand this correctly ? The new negotiating team for the school teachers wants to first discuss retroactive pay for the teachers in the contract ? Yo teachers , you don't have a contract .
Bob Lentz April 17, 2014 at 07:50 PM
After reading over a few of Muir's comments I don't quite understand what he meant by consequences of extreme fiscal conservatism . Shame on the taxpayer for not giving in to union demands ? The part I understand is the same old cry within every contract . Muir said , " A good negotiation will take time and any contract deal will have to be retroactive and include good health insurance " In due time we will find out who the hell this guy is and what kind of power he intends to slap the taxpayer around with .
Ed Smith April 19, 2014 at 07:08 PM
I see that we have a negotiation update on www.svsdnegotiations.com. They will meet in a month. What's the rush?
Bob Lentz May 10, 2014 at 05:57 PM
They want a contract , a good one . Not one that doesn't build on the old contract . Summer is coming , we don't want to be stuck with meetings on our time off .


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