Negotiations Update 04-19-2016

The District and CSEA met all day to continue negotiations for the 2016-17 year.

The District proposed and CSEA agreed to review the following with CSEA membership:

  • A committee to explore health care benefits including vendor and plan options, costs and possible timelines for change
  • A District-wide committee including CSEA, ETA and District representatives for the purpose of reviewing student enrollment and actions that can be taken District wide to decrease inter-district transfers and increase student enrollment.  As part of the District’s proposal, the District has offered a formula that would improve the salary schedule on an ongoing basis with increased student enrollment.

Proposals were exchanged on the following articles:

  • Leaves (Organizational Leave and Discretionary Leave)
  • Hours and Overtime (Extra Duty, Backfilling and Orientation of new employees)
  • Safety (process and subject matter for employee concerns regarding work environment)
  • Layoff and Reemployment (possible inclusion of a reduction of hours as a layoff)

The District provided CSEA with a cost analysis of the pending proposals on economic issues.  The CSEA proposal has an overall cost of $1,630,000, and the District proposal has an estimated cost of $350,000. Please see below.

Eureka City Schools Cost of Proposals  April 16, 2016
  CSEA District
Revert back to previous salary schedule (20,000) ---
Create new salary schedule for Blue and White collar units using Blue Collar schedule 40,000 ---
Adjust salary schedule with 8% increase to all cells 560,000 ---
Add $.53 to each cell of salary schedule (3.5%) --- 245,000
$270,000 for 2016-17 to apply to reclassifications and/or reallocations 270,000 ---
$270,000 for 2017-18 to apply to reclassifications and/or reallocations 270,000 ---
Stipend for training hours at +$5 per hour for the trainer Unknown Unknown
Cover cost of benefits to fully fund Spruce family coverage 430,000 ---
Additional $14 per month contribution to H & W benefits --- 25,000
Professional Growth (1% Estimate) 70,000 70,000
Increase in cost of dental and vision ($7 per employee per month) 10,000 10,000
TOTAL COST 1,630,000 350,000
Cost of 1% Increase (approximate): 70,000 70,000
Percentage Cost of Proposal 23.3 5.0

Parties are scheduled to meet again on June 3, 2016.