Your CSEA negotiations team met with the District’s team for the 2nd time on 11/13/09 regarding 09/10 school year contract re-openers. Here is a brief summary of what was discussed:
1. Doug Domene gave us a revised budget presentation, which prompted our team to request more info on some items in the presentation. Mr. Domene expressed his willingness to listen to classified suggestions on cost-saving ideas. The CSEA team brought up the possibility of potential savings by modifying the District’s use of contractors.
2. CSEA has received budget documents from the District, and has sent them for analysis to determine the District’s financial strength (as is done each year when we negotiate). We will have a better understanding of the District’s financial health after we receive the budget analysis.
3. The District has not yet given us a formal written proposal; however, they have told us their “conceptual” proposal, which currently includes possible furlough days. Your team is exploring all options, and will investigate whether concessions are warranted in 09/10. The District also told us they anticipate health & welfare (insurance) discussions at a later date.
Thank you again for wearing blue to show your support. Our next scheduled negotiations date is Friday November 20.
Protecting our future through bargaining,
Your 09/10 CSEA negotiations team – Allyson, Nancy, Cheryl, Job, Aydin, and Brady