Collective Bargaining

The Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers (PFT) represents the following employee groups:  Teachers and other Professional Employees, Paraprofessionals and Technical-Clerical employees. Five-year Collective Bargaining agreements for all three groups expired June 30, 2015.  Since June 30, 2015, the District and the PFT have engaged in a collective bargaining process using the following over-arching goals to shape the process and advance the District’s work:
  • To engage in a bargaining process that is respectful, professional and not disruptive to the education of children or the confidence of the community.
  • To advance the goal of making the Pittsburgh School District fiscally sound, academically strong and one of first choice for students, families,  teachers and other staff.

On May 18, 2016, the Board approved two-year extensions of collective bargaining agreements for the District’s 2,244 Teachers and Professional Employees, 568 Paraprofessionals and 20 Technical-Clerical employees. Members of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers voted overwhelmingly to ratify the extensions on May 16, 2016.  The extensions will each expire June 30, 2017.  

The tentative agreements are available below.

April 25, 2016 - News Release: Statement of April 25, 2016 by Leadership of the PFT and Pittsburgh Public Schools