The ESEA team did an exceptional job in arbitration and now proceedings are complete. Typically, an announcement of an arbitration award can take from a few days to a few months. Priorities taken to arbitration were as follows (in no particular order): across the board pay raises, funds to offset PERS and health insurance increases and the reinstatement of STEPS.

The other issue is the new health insurance premiums. If possible add that, if not don’t fret. The calls that are coming in are about the arbitration award that is still pending.