2019 Negotiators


David Donnelly
Marty Fridgen
Nick Jasiczek
Kristi Johnson
Lisa Lanik
Diane Schultz
Tony Vega - Education Minnesota 

For our current contract the UTSWC negotiation team utilized our survey, multiple sources of information, and discussions with our membership to build the rationale for the proposals found in the attached document.  We acknowledge that there are more concerns and interests than represented in these current proposals.  Thank you for taking the time to stay informed as we continue to negotiate!


UTSWC negotiators attended a certified training and the Education Minnesota Collective Bargaining and Organizing Conference.  We have had five meetings with the district team. The district negotiators include three school board members (Heather Hirsch, Katie Schwartz, and Sharon Van Leer), an assistant superintendent (Kristine Schaefer), a financial director (Dan Pyan), the director of Human Resources (Kevin Witherspoon) and a district lawyer (Kevin Rupp). We been working on language proposals so far.  The UTSWC language proposals are centered around Workload and Work Environment.  Please open the document below to see the letter we shared with the district negotiating team in March.  Our UTSWC negotiators would like to thank you for staying connected and informed.


10-30-19 Update

10-4-19 Update