The Tam News

Classified Staff, District Settle Contract Dispute

Classified Staff, District Settle Contract Dispute

By Emma Boczek

October 1, 2013

Representatives for the California School Employees Association (CSEA), the union representing non-teaching classified employees, and the district ratified a new contract on June 19 that included multiple salary increases. This consensus came after months of stalled negotiations in the spring of this...

Custodian “Gabriel” Gebremichael Tells His Story


By Aidan Hersh

June 12, 2013

Ghebretinsa “Gabriel” Gebremichael is a custodian at Tam and can be seen driving around campus in his easily noticeable mini-truck. However, there is more to his life than working at Tam. Gabriel moved here from the Eastern African country of Eritrea in 2001. “I was about 16 or 17,” Gabriel said...

Classified Staff Petitions for Raises and Benefits

SPEAK UP Classified Staff members display their signs as they protest pay raises and health and retirement benefits.

By Sonja Hutson

May 8, 2013

Members of the TUHSD chapter of the California School Employees Association (CSEA) held another rally regarding pay raises and increased health and retirement benefits for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 contracts on April 23 outside the back parking lot at Redwood High School, preceding a school board meeting...

Classified Staff Petition for Raises and Benefits

 Lead Custodian Patrick Gannon held a sign on March 27 outside Tam.

By Emma Boczek

April 5, 2013

The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) chapter of the California School Employees Association (CSEA) remains at an impasse with the district regarding contracts for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years. The CSEA is a labor union that serves over 150 classified staff members in the district,...

Classified Staff At Impasse Regarding Wages

STANDING GROUND: Darla Deme is one of several classified staff members requesting higher pay.

By Justin Schmidt, Maddie Elias

February 14, 2013

The Tam district has reached an impasse in contract negotiation with the classified staff, which includes non-teachers such as secretaries and custodians. Classified and clerical staff workers operate under a different contract from teachers and administrators, with different qualifications and lower salaries. For the past 11 months, a new labor contract has b...