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Mediation between school district and staff union fizzles

The BUSD school board meeting at its new meeting space on Bonar St. in March headquarters. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD

The BUSD school board will now let a fact finding panel help it negotiate a new contract with the Berkeley Council of Classified Employees union. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD

After failing to agree on a new contract despite three years of talking, the school district and a union representing 570 school employees will now turn negotiations over to a fact-finding panel.

A mediator that has been working with BUSD and the Berkeley Council of Classified Employees union (BCCE) since February decided on July 29 that mediation could not bring the two sides any closer and turned the process over to a three-member panel. The main sticking point is the question of involuntary transfers. The district and union have reached agreement on many other issues, including salary raises.(...)

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