The new one-year agreement takes effect Sept. 1 and affects the 650 high school lay teachers in the 17 archdiocesan high schools.
As announced in a May 29 statement from the archdiocese, the contract provides for salary increases of $1,200 for 2014-2015 and addresses rising medical costs in a manner that both parties agree is fair.
There will be moderate increases in employee contributions to the medical plan, according to the statement, and both parties pledged to explore ways to better manage health care costs in the future.
In the fall of 2013, the school system and the association agreed to focus on key issues in an effort to streamline negotiations and settle the contract prior to the close of the school year. The negotiating teams met often throughout the spring to achieve a contract settlement.
Help keep Catholic media free, support CatholicPhilly.com
You may have noticed “pay walls” greeting you when you visit the websites of newspapers and magazines, both large and small. These mechanisms allow you to read a few articles for free before you’ve got to pay an annual fee if you want to see more.
You won’t find a pay wall on CatholicPhilly.com because we’re more than a news organization. We’re informing, inspiring and forming readers in the Catholic faith every day through the news, features and commentaries that we post on this site and share across social media.
It costs money to provide high-quality coverage of the local Catholic communities we primarily serve, while also distributing national and world news of interest to Catholics, plus the orthodox teachings of the Catholic faith.
Help us in this mission by making a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
or by credit card: