New Haven Teachers counter-offer school district, district says new offer is more expensive

The union representing teachers in South Hayward and Union City has lowered their offer from a 7% pay hike over two years to a 6% pay hike over the same time.

Teachers also want a percentage of their pay for the days they were on strike.

They also want a chance for retiring teachers to get a full year of credit toward their retirement. The district is offering a 2% raise, starting January 1, 2020.

The teachers union released the following statement, Sunday:

The district responded to the union's latest offer, saying the counter-offer would actually cost the district more money.

$18 million would be required under the terms of the counter-offer, compared to $17.6 million for the previous proposal. 

The district called the union's offer regressive, and in violation of bargaining laws.