Statement on Filing for Mediation

Following the presentation of our final proposal at negotiations last night, both SPFT and the Saint Paul Public Schools filed a petition for mediation with the state Bureau of Mediation Services. Our statement is below:

“The Saint Paul Federation of Teachers and Saint Paul Public Schools have jointly agreed to seek assistance from a state mediator to move us toward a mutually agreeable settlement to our contract negotiations. State mediations has been a useful tool in each of the last three rounds of negotiations for the teacher contract in Saint Paul.”