CSEA #293 09/10 Re-Opener Negotiations

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are we going to end up with a deal similar to the teacher’s deal?
A.Your bargaining team is looking to reach the best possible agreement for classified members.

In many instances, the interests of the classified unit differ from those of the teachers.
The Teachers received a retirement incentive which Classified did not.
The Teachers apparently received an agreement that they would not be laid off this year,
in consideration for Furlough days.

The offer to classified did not include this guarantee or any type of job security provision.

Q. Will taking the furlough days effect my retirement?

A. Yes. If you are a 9 or 10 month employee this consequence will be more pronounced.

Service Credit:

One year of service credit is granted for full time employment for any of the

following: 10 months of service for persons employed on a monthly basis; 215

days of service for persons employed on a daily basis; or 1,720 hours of service

for persons employed on an hourly basis.

Circular Letter #200-016-09 – 2 – March 19, 2009

Your CSEA Negotiation Team will be back at the table on February 3, 2010.
If you Have further Questions or concerns please e-mail or post your questions here
Thank you for your continued support.
Your negotiation team Brady Bailo, Allyson Holt, Cheryl Townsend, Nancy Lavallee, Job Suarez, Aydin Laghaie,