4J, Union Reach Tentative Agreement

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District has tentatively reached a deal regarding district contracts. The agreements include nine unpaid furlough days and salary increases halfway through the next contract year. The district says the negotiations also allow room to rehire employees and even lower class sizes. “We’re very glad we’ve reached an agreement,” said … Continue reading »

Teachers Union Asks for 1% Raise

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J teachers union is asking for a 1-percent raise from the district in its new contract. The teachers union presented its first proposal Tuesday evening. The union says as class sizes have grown and staff size has declined over the years, teachers are working harder and taking home less. The union … Continue reading »