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Bargaining Briefs

April 2014

VEA Members have suffered a reduction in wages and benefits since 2008

  • The District is financially stable and has the means to begin restoration of wages and benefits.
  • Today the District presented us with a wage proposal of 2.5%, but it came with unacceptable “strings” attached.
  • We asked for the “strings” to be eliminated, and we expect to have a favorable written proposal at our next meeting on Thursday, April 17.
  • IF WE DO NOT, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION!!!

We need all unit members to be prepared to attend the school board meeting on Wednesday, April 23 at 5:00PM.

For immediate bargaining updates, please send your personal email to your bargaining contact below:  

Janny Latnojannylatno@sbcglobal.net : Loma Vista, Highland, Wardlaw, and Solano Middle

Marnee’ McKenzie– eenram@aol.com : Cave, Cooper, Steffan, Pennycook  and Hogan Middle.

Carol Bishopcairolouise@comcast.net :  Jesse Bethel, Vallejo High, Franklin Middle and Hogan Middle

Leanne Dudenleanne.duden@gmail.com : Mare Island, Patterson, Federal Terrace, and Vallejo Charter

Diane Klingeklinge149@aol.com :  Glen Cove, Peoples, Beverly Hills, and Vallejo Charter

Kathy Hellfeierkhellfeier50@comcast.net :  Widenmann, Dan Mini, and Lincoln

 

March 2014

  • The VEA Bargaining Team met with the District on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
  • We are experiencing difficulty on reaching agreement on many of our proposed items.
  • VEA will continue to work to begin a restoration of our wages based on the current 2013-2014 budget.
  • At this point it is critical that members stay informed and get involved!
  • We will continue to keep our process confidential, and will not be specific with information, in order comply with the good faith labor practices of bargaining.
  • We have scheduled bargaining dates on April 10th, 17th, and 24th
  • Our goal is to present a proposed contract for ratification by the beginning of May.
  • Action Team will develop an Action Plan with CTA on April 7th.

 

LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED TO SUPPORT YOUR CONTRACT!

 

For immediate bargaining updates, please send your personal email to your bargaining contact below:  

Janny Latnojannylatno@sbcglobal.net : Loma Vista, Highland, Wardlaw, and Solano Middle

Marnee’ McKenzie– eenram@aol.com : Cave, Cooper, Steffan, Pennycook  and Hogan Middle.

Carol Bishopcairolouise@comcast.net :  Jesse Bethel, Vallejo High, Franklin Middle and Hogan Middle

Leanne Dudenleanne.duden@gmail.com : Mare Island, Patterson, Federal Terrace, and Vallejo Charter

Diane Klingeklinge149@aol.com :  Glen Cove, Peoples, Beverly Hills, and Vallejo Charter

Kathy Hellfeierkhellfeier50@comcast.net :  Widenmann, Dan Mini, and Lincoln

 

February 2014

  • The VEA Bargaining Team met with the District on Thursday, February 27, 2014.
  • We continued to bargain on the following articles: WAGES, HOURS, SAFETY, CLASS SIZE, EVALUATIONS, Clean-up Language, Outstanding MOUs, and MEMBERS’ RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS.
  • We received a disappointing response to our wage proposal from the district.
  • We have let the district know that we will only accept an increase in wages that honors your hard work and acknowledges your sacrifices.
  • We will continue to keep our members up-dated. However, in order to comply with the tenants of bargaining, we cannot be specific with information.
  • We have scheduled additional dates in order to move the process forward more quickly.
  • Our goal is to present a proposed contract for ratification by the beginning of May.
  • At this point it is critical that members get involved!
  • VEA’s Action Team will be putting together a plan… please look for it at Rep Council.

 

For immediate bargaining updates, please send your personal email to your bargaining contact below:  

Janny Latnojannylatno@sbcglobal.net : Loma Vista, Highland, Wardlaw, and Solano Middle

Marneé McKenzie– eenram@aol.com : Cave, Cooper, Steffan, Pennycook  and Hogan Middle.

Carol Bishopcairolouise@comcast.net :  Jesse Bethel, Vallejo High, Franklin Middle and Hogan Middle

Leanne Dudenleanne.duden@gmail.com : Mare Island, Patterson, Federal Terrace, and Vallejo Charter

Diane Klingeklinge149@aol.com :  Glen Cove, Peoples, Beverly Hills, and Vallejo Charter

Kathy Hellfeierkhellfeier50@comcast.net :  Widenmann, Dan Mini, and Lincoln

 

December 2013

  • We met with the District on Friday 12/20/13 from 9:00-12:00.  Although we discussed wages, there was no agreement.
  • We will meet again on Thursday 1/23/14.
  • As we continue with negotiations, VEA’s Organizing Team will let you know how you can support our bargaining efforts.

 

December 2013

  • The VEA Bargaining Team met with the District on Thursday, November 21st.
  • The District presented comparative data on salaries and health benefits.
  • VEA presented a wage proposal.
  • Dr. Bishop was present for these discussions.
  • Our upcoming bargaining sessions are scheduled for December 12th and 20th.
  • We are committed to bargaining the best possible wage increase.

Bargaining Briefs

March 2014 The VEA Bargaining Team met with the District on Thursday, March 20, 2014. We are experiencing difficulty on reaching agreement on many of our proposed items. VEA will continue to work to begin a restoration of our wages based on the current 2013-2014 budget. At this point it is critical that members stay …

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