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Settlement Rates in Perspective

Labor Relations

Updated: 4/4/14

For settlements covering the 2013-14 school year, regardless of settlement date, 37% have reported increases of 2% or less, which is inclusive of 9 wage freezes. Be aware that some settlements are showing above average increases in one or two years of the agreement, but may have a wage freeze or lower increase in the other year(s) - therefore, users of this data are urged to consider the entire settlement of a district when making comparisons, including the concessions/achievements that the district has attained, in order to gain a better perspective of the overall settlement (see report "Settlement Rates in Perspective" below). Results from our survey to the 169 districts whose teachers contracts have expired on 6/30/2013 are showing that 28% of those districts remain unsettled. In addition, there are still approximately 11 districts who have not yet reached an agreement for contracts which expired 6/30/12 or earlier.

To proceed to our current listing of teachers' settlements reached since January 1, 2013, please click on this link Settlement Rates in Perspective. For a preliminary listing of settlements for teachers' contracts which BEGIN with the 2013-14 school year, please click on this link.  For a complete listing of settlements, regardless of settlement date, or for other comparative data on teachers' contracts, please visit the Current Negotiations Data
 area for additional reports (members-only).

*NOTE: Districts are asked to supply their settlement increases inclusive of increment. Those which have reported a wage freeze to NJSBA are indicating that there will be no increment (i.e. no step advancement) and teachers will be frozen at their current rate of pay for one year. All settlement information is reported to NJSBA through surveys of the district administration offices.

If your district has recently concluded negotiation with your teachers' unit and haven't yet reported the settlement to NJSBA, please contact Sandy Raup, Data Analyst, at sraup@njsba.org or complete this electronic survey.