CSEA Negotiations Update for 7/21/2011

On July 21st your CSEA Negotiations team met with the District for the 11th time in negotiations for your new contract. Significant progress has been made in negotiations to date.
This week, your CSEA Negotiations Team has spent a lot of time analyzing District data and re-drafting contract language in order to negotiate the strongest agreement.

The following is a list of the articles with which CSEA has reached agreement with the District.

Article 1,Agreement,

Article 3, Definitions,

Article 4.

Article 5,Unit member Rights
Article 7;Association Rights

Article 10, Evaluations and Personnel Files

Article 12, **Newly titled** General Personnel Provisions,

Article 14, Leaves

Article 17 Safety

Article 18.8.1 On Call Time
Article 21 Health and Welfare

As you can see agreements have been reached on numerous articles. Significant articles still being negotiated include:: Wages, Hours and Grievances.

Also to be discussed is a “Side letter”.
A side letter will allow CSEA and the District to reach an agreement on a full contract and still continue working on issues raised in the negotiation

Both teams have been developing a side letter to address: Custodial Workload, Re Classification, Summer Hours Assignments and Layoff Protection.

Your Team has been working diligently to bring you the best deal that we can while facing changing financial conditions.

We acknowledge that every unit, CSEA, APLE and PLUM have been asked to give of themselves.
While CSEA members remain willing to do their part , CSEA has gone to the table to make changes that will improve the working conditions of the Classified unit while allowing the District to realize their stated needs.
We remain hopeful for a full agreement in the near future.

The two teams will return to the table on August 3, 2011.
Please continue to visit the site for updates
Thank you for your continued support
Allyson Holt, Nancy Lavallee, Joan Miller, Cheryl Townsend, Job Suarez.