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Employment contract disputes could affect Colorado workers

When individuals enter into jobs under contracts, those contracts likely help them understand what is expected from all parties. However, many such agreements have time frames during which they are applicable, and, if a new employment contract is not created, a dispute could arise. In some cases, Colorado workers could find themselves facing difficulties due to being unable to come to contract terms.

A similar situation is currently taking place in another state involving teachers. Reports state that the dispute arose during negotiations for a new contract, and the faculty association and the school district are not seeing eye-to-eye. The teachers' union reportedly wants a pay raise of 12 percent to take place over the next two years. However, the district's offer was for a 4 percent ongoing raise. 

In addition to their salary, teachers are also concerned about how representatives for school departments are chosen. At the present time, teachers elect the department chairs as representatives, but changes have been enacted, meaning the principals will soon be the ones choosing the chairs. It was noted that due to negotiations for a new contract failing eight times, additional measures are being taken in hopes of reaching an agreement.

An employment contract can be a vital part to how a company is operated and how workers know what to expect. Therefore, if sudden changes are made and negotiations are not working, serious issues could arise. If Colorado workers have found themselves facing contract disputes, they may wish to find out more information on their potential legal options.

Source: ksby.com, "Santa Maria teachers, district officials to seek third party in contract dispute", Angel Russell, April 13, 2016

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