By Steve Hall
AFT Local 1828 and management have exchanged sunshine proposals, which list the articles each side would like to open during negotiations. Nine articles were not opened by either side, which means they will remain the same and will not be discussed in negotiations. A complete list is given below.
Summary of Sunshine Proposals, February 10, 2019
Articles Mutually Agreed to
When do Negotiations Begin?
The district proposed that we commence negotiations on Monday, February 18, which is President’s Day. We have rejected that date and proposed that our first negotiations meeting be on Friday, March 1. At the time of this newsletter, AFT Local 1828 have not received a response from the district even though we requested this day a month ago.
What about the Compressed Calendar?
AFT Local 1828 received management’s proposal for the Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 calendar. Management is proposing a VCCCD traditional 17.5-week calendar and has not indicated an interest in negotiating a compressed calendar. We have not responded to this proposal yet to allow time for the compressed calendar workgroup to finish its work. AFT Local 1828 maintains its position that we are willing to discuss moving to a compressed calendar, however, until we need to know the proposed structure and the impact it will have on faculty before we can begin the discussion with management.