Columbus E.A. Reaches Comprehensive Conceptual Agreement

Columbus Education Association

[August 2, 2019] At 1:45 a.m. this morning, after 17 continuous hours of negotiations, the bargaining teams from the Columbus Education Association (CEA) and the Board of Education of Columbus City Schools reached a comprehensive conceptual agreement on a new labor contract covering more than 4,000 CEA members.

“We appreciate the support and solidarity demonstrated by our members, community allies, and labor partners in our fight for the schools Columbus Students Deserve. We would also like to acknowledge the hard work of federal mediator Joe Trejo in bringing this process to a successful conclusion. Our members will review and vote on ratification of this conceptual agreement before further details are released” said CEA President John Coneglio.

CEA members will welcome students to the start of the traditional 2019-2020 school year on August 22.

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The Columbus Education Association is the union representing more than 4,000 teachers, librarians, nurses, counselors, psychologists, and other education professionals in Columbus City Schools. The Columbus Education Association is a proud affiliate of the Ohio Education Association and the National Education Association.