Sisters and Brothers,
Happy Holidays! Below are updates to our contract negotiations.
LAUSD: Unfortunately we seem to be moving closer and closer to impasse. We met with the District last Friday, but very little if any movement was achieved. We are scheduled to have a labor caucus this Thursday in order to discuss what steps we need to take going forward. I will keep you informed as best I can as soon as I have more information.
LA County: Several weeks ago, the Building Trades Council reached tentative agreement with the County with regard to MOUs 411 and 412. The reason we have not as of yet voted on this contract is that the Fringe Benefit Agreement has not yet been resolved. Normally these two agreements are independent of each other, but this time around there are economic portions on the Fringe Benefit Agreement that directly affect the MOUs. The Building Trades Council is therefore postponing the ratification of MOUs 411 and 412 until an agreement on the Fringe Benefits is reached. Although this has caused a significant delay, please rest assured that the MOU agreements will be retroactive to October 1st regardless of when they are ultimately ratified. I understand that this process has caused frustration for many of our members, and I am very appreciative of your patience.
LA City: Our MOU 2 and 13 negotiations have resumed! We are working diligently to advance all of the proposals that have been forwarded to me by members! Although progress is slow, we are making some headway towards an agreement worthy of your approval. I hope to have more detailed information by our next Unit 14 meeting.
HACLA: Negotiations for our successor MOU have begun. If you have any proposals, please get them to me as soon as possible.
For further information, please attend our Unit 14 Civil Service meeting which is held every 4th Thursday of the month! If you would like to speak to me directly, please feel free to contact me on my cell phone at (626) 712-4769. Alternatively you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Civil Service Business Representative