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Negotiations Update - UTSWC Session One

Negotiations Update - UTSWC Session One

South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) and the United Teachers of South Washington County (UTSWC) kicked off negotiations for the 2021-23 contract cycle last Thursday, May 6.

The negotiations teams for both parties reviewed meeting norms and procedures to set the stage for a successful agreement in the coming months. SoWashCo Schools and UTSWC will both present a full package of proposals at its next meeting (to be scheduled soon). SoWashCo Schools also shared its goal to complete an agreement with approval by the school board by October.

All negotiations meetings are open to the public. The latest updates, including proposals and counter-proposals will be shared at sowashco.org/negotiations.

Negotiations Teams

SoWashCo Schools United Teachers of South Washington County (UTSWC)
  • Kevin Witherspoon, Chief Negotiator
  • Dan Pyan
  • Kristine Schaefer
  • Deb Day (scribe)
  • Marty Fridgen, Chief Negotiator
  • Nick Jasiczek
  • Dave Donnelly
  • Kristi Johnson
  • Lisa Lanik
  • Stefanie Lodermeier
  • Tony Vega (Education Minnesota)
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