Overtime and Hours Question

June 25, 2008

We received the following two questions from a couple of our anonymous union members.

“I already put in more than an eight hour day without overtime – now I feel pressured to work even more hours, even though overtime is offered I have other commitments after work. Can the district force me to work more than 40 hours per week?”

“When I was hired (years ago) I was asked to work certain hours and days, now I’m being asked to consider alternative hours and days. Is this allowed based on our contract and state educational law/practice?”

billBill Lokay – CSEA Labor Relations Representative: In regards to working overtime – no, you are not required to and can not be reprimanded for declining overtime/additional work. Only in matters of emergency is it considered acceptable for the district to ask a union member to work beyond a normal 8 hour shift (with overtime pay).
Your second question is a different matter – employers can “negotiate” alterations to a positions work hours. The key word is “negotiate”, which should be a collaborative effort between your supervisor, the union and you.


Ratification Update

June 12, 2008

voteThe CSEA membership, at our June 9 meeting, has ratified the Memorandum of Understanding with the District regarding the Effects of Layoff.
The District and CSEA are still meeting to negotiate
possible reductions of hours, and the effects of such reductions.


Memorandum of Understanding Vote

June 2, 2008

voteTHIS WILL BE VOTED ON AT THE JUNE 9 CHAPTER MEETING
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING Effects of Lay-Off
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District and CSEA Chapter 293

May 30, 2008 – This Memorandum of Understanding represents the completion of the negotiation process on the effects of the classified employee lay-off authorized by the Board of Education on March 11, 2008 to be effective on July 1, 2008.  This Memorandum of Understanding shall not be precedent setting and shall apply only to the Resolution adopted by the Board of Education on March 11, 2008.

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