May 22, 2019
We met with the District to receive their package proposal. They presented a packaged proposal that showed little movement toward reaching an agreement on non-monetary items and served as a rejection of the AFT previously submitted package proposal.
During the discussion, we were just informed that the top four priorities set by the District are:
No proposals have been tendered on monetary articles at this time.
In consideration of the distance between our positions on these remaining articles and the lack of firm numbers regarding state budget, we have mutually agreed to defer our next negotiations meeting until July 18, 2019 at which time the District stated it will be submitting a comprehensive proposal on salary. We also agreed that AFT would receive the proposal, however, would not provide any counter proposals.
AFT Local 1828 Negotiations Team
AFT Local 1828 Team Members Present: Steve Hall, Angela Wilkins (MC), Keith Johnson (VC/OC), Mary-Pat Huxley (VC), Richard Williams (OC), Vivian (Notetaker), Michael Sheetz (Executive Director), Marnie Melendez (MC), and Leo Orange (OC).
Management Team Members Present: Draza “Merv” Mrvichin – District’s Chief Negotiator, Damien Pena (VC), Howard Davis (MC), Leah Alarcon (OC), Laura Barroso (District HR), Cathy Bojorquez (VC).