Negotiations Update

The District includes this information on the Personnel Services webpage in an effort to improve communications with stakeholders, including employees, parents, and community members, regarding the labor negotiations process, and to share updates as they occur. This area of the Personnel Services webpage is intended to provide factual information about the status of labor negotiations with District bargaining units. The District negotiates with the California School Employees Association (CSEA) Blue Collar and White Collar units, as well as the Eureka Teachers Association (ETA).

Eureka Teachers Association/CTA/NEA

NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE—December 7, 2017

The District and ETA teams met today to begin negotiations for 2018-19. The entire contract is open, and the parties provided additional information on their respective re-openers. The total list includes the following articles: 1-Agreement/Term, 2-Basic Management Rights; 3-Children’s Center, 4-Class Size, 5-Complaints Against Teachers, 7-Early Retirement, 9-Employee Benefits, 10-Evaluation Procedures, 11-Extra Duty Compensation, 12-Grievance Procedures, 19-Recognition, 20- Salary Schedule Notes, 25-Teacher Hours, 28-Transfer and Assignment, 29-Peer Assistance and Review Program and AB119.

The District provided a proposal on Grievances that addresses the issue of timelines-a concern shared by both parties. This article will be reviewed in subsequent negotiations.

The parties agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding to create a committee to explore options and develop recommendations on evaluation systems and forms. This committee will begin its work in January with a goal of bringing recommendations to the negotiating teams in March 2018.

Future dates, starting in January, were set for negotiations. The Governor will present his first draft of the 2018-19 State budget in mid-January. This will be a topic for negotiations, once its impact on the District budget is evaluated.

LABOR NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE—September 15, 2015

As part of the ongoing negotiations between the District and ETA for the 2015-16 school year, the District and ETA met on September 15, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The District presented a package proposal. The District proposed eliminating most of its previously-proposed language changes (from the prior session) with the exception of a couple clean-up items. The proposal included continuing the 3% salary increase that is set to expire June 30, 2016 on an ongoing basis and continuing the monthly $80 increase in District contributions to health and welfare benefits (also set to expire June 30, 2016), bringing the District’s contribution to $986 monthly, per 1.0 FTE, on an ongoing basis. There was a brief discussion about the mutual desire to update Article 20.3B related to credit for military experience when placing employees on the salary schedule.

ETA responded with a package proposal to include the 3% salary increase ongoing plus an additional 2% ongoing increase effective July 1, 2015. ETA also proposed continuing the District contribution to health and welfare benefits in the amount of $986 monthly as stated in the District’s proposal. The ETA proposal included the restoration of Steps 24 and 27 retroactive to July 1, 2015. The proposal included proposed language changes under Article 20.3B and some language clean-up items.

The District and ETA discussed salary step placement credit for military experience and reached agreement on this item.

We are scheduled to meet again October 14, 2015 to continue negotiations.

California School Employees Association #88 Blue Collar Unit

The District and CSEA are preparing to sunshine for 2015-16. We are scheduled to meet October 6, 2015 to review issues, discuss placement of a new position (Transition Partnership Program Caseworker), and work on closing the 2014-15 contract negotiations.

California School Employees Association #88 White Collar Unit

An update will be provided as available.