Negotiations Update #4
April 2, 2019
The district negotiations team was joined by Laura Barroso (Director of District Human Resources). She replaced Mike Shanahan who left the district at the end of March. After introductions, we presented our proposals on Article 4 (Health Benefits), Article 5 (Workload & Assignments), Article 6 (Class Size), and Article 7 (Safety).
Although we were expecting proposals from management, they presented nothing. We hope this is a one-time occurrence since it is not possible to make progress in negotiations without both sides offering proposals.
Summary of AFT Proposals
Article 4 (Health Benefits) We proposed to:
Note: We stated that we are willing to continue to research CALPERS and other school based insurance pools, but made no commitment beyond participation in research.
Article 5 (Assignment) We proposed to:
Article 6 (Class Size) We proposed to:
Article 7 (Safety) We proposed to:
Summary of District Proposals
Management Team Members Present: Draza “Merv” Mrvichin – District’s Chief Negotiator, Laura Barroso (Director of District Human Resources), Damien Pena (VC), Howard Davis (MC), Leah Alarcon (OC), Mike Bush (OC).
AFT Local 1828 Team Members Present: Steve Hall, Angela Wilkins (MC), Marnie Melendez (MC), Richard Williams (OC), Keith Johnson (VC/OC), Mary-Pay Huxley (VC), Leo Orange (OC), Michael Sheetz (Executive Director), Vivian Richmond (AFT Notetaker).
AFT Local 1828 Negotiations Team