The 2016-2019 successor contract was ratified by the Board of Education on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. On November 3rd, the District and CSEA teams bargained the job descriptions and salary recommendations for two new ESS positions. We plan to meet again in December. Topics include salary for the 2016-17 year as well as the results of the classification and compensation study (global study).
The 2016-2019 successor contract was ratified on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Sixty-five members voted yes, thirty-seven voted no, and one abstained. The LMSV School Board will have an opportunity to formally approve this contract on September 20, 2016.
The start of the new school year brings the opportunity to establish new practices and routines. Beginning this year, the Human Resources Department will publish a regular newsletter highlighting the status of bargaining with both Associations. All newsletters will be distributed via email and will be posted to the District website. This first newsletter will serve to recap the bargaining actions of the past year.
Negotiations with CSEA, Chapter 419
Last year, the teams completed collective bargaining for a successor contract (2016 - 2019). There was hope to get the new contract ratified during the summer months, but this was not possible due to scheduling challenges during the summer months. The ratification vote will be scheduled soon.
The following is a list of some of the negotiated changes and highlights:
The District shall provide paid maternity leave for up to six weeks or eight weeks (depending on the type of delivery) with no deduction to the employee’s sick leave account
Recognition of ESS attendants as part of the bargaining unit starting July 1, 2017
CASA (located at Kempton), La Mesa Arts Foundation, and Peter Pan Junior Theater added as additional charities for service fee contributions
Language to ensure no unit member shall be discriminated against on account of CSEA membership or business
Release time provided for at least one bargaining unit member per department, from each site, to attend CSEA chapter meetings held within the District
1st Aid/CPR and ServSafe trainings provided during a staff development day or during the normal workday and the District will reimburse permanent employees for the CPR class if taken outside of normal work hours
Shift differential will be paid at current rate of pay; in the past it excluded longevity