Negotiations Update 8-28-18

The parties met on August 28, 2018 for a fourth day of negotiations. The parties exchanged economic (salary and benefits) proposals and discussed the status of negotiations on various language issues.

CSEA presented an economic proposal, which was identical to its previous economic proposal in all but two respects. The first change was CSEA removed reference to salary increases to meet the new minimum wage. The second change was CSEA proposed the District enroll in the Classified School Employee Summer Assistance Program Fund (AB 1808), which will require further investigation by both parties. CSEA’s proposal does nothing to address the financial impact to the District during the first year of the agreement, given the District’s recent decline of 126 students, and represents a significant threat to the ongoing financial health of the District.

The District presented a counterproposal on economics and all pending language issues in other Articles of the contract. Due to the significant decrease in enrollment (from the projected loss of 69 students to the loss, as of August 27, of 126 students), and the substantial impact on District revenues, the District revised its financial offer. The District proposed a one-year settlement for 2018-19 including:

  • 2.7% ongoing increase to the salary schedule,
  • 1% off-schedule bonus,
  • Yearly increases to non-compliant cells to meet State minimum wage increases, and
  • 1 paid professional development half-day each school year for 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21.

The District’s proposal also offered reopeners on salary, benefits, and two additional articles during years 2 and 3 of the contract (2019-20 and 2020-21).

CSEA presented a counterproposal on Organizational Security to address the recent Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME.

No agreements were reached, and the parties mutually determined they are at impasse. The parties will jointly file the request for a mediator with PERB.