Scenes from the teachers’ strike in Los Angeles
Madera Unified has reached an agreement with its teachers union, the district announced Wednesday, averting the threat of a strike.
The tentative contract agreement includes a 2 percent salary increase and maintains a 3 percent escalator to the district’s contribution to health benefits.
The Madera Unified Teachers Association shared on social media that 98.5 percent of teachers voted in favor of the agreement.
In February, a majority of union members indicated they would be willing to strike should it become necessary. The union had asked for a 4.75 percent salary increase and no caps on health benefits, which the district countered by offering a 1.75 percent raise and a cap on benefits.