Good morning CSEA Brothers and Sisters,
Since Tuesday's update and announcement of a Tentative Agreement (TA) on a 2018-19 thru 2020-21 Collective Bargaining Agreement, I've received several calls and emails asking for clarification of the terms.
First, let me address the side issues that were integral to the deal. Our Community Resource Coordinators (CRCs) have long been 24 hour per week employees who work many more hours than that, but were denied district paid health care benefits. Also our Athletic Trainers who have been 15 hour employees, but who work many more hours than that and have their salaries augmented by booster organizations and site monies. Both of these groups were upgraded to 30 hours weekly, giving them paid healthcare benefits.
CSEA for years has sought to have our less than 20 hour employees enrolled in the Social Security System and this too was a part of the agreement. No more PARS, a weak retirement system, which is more like a savings account.
This brings me to salary. All Bargaining Unit Members will receive a 2% ONE TIME bonus for 2018-19. This is not a salary increase, it is a bonus off of the Salary Schedule. Additionally, all Bargaining Unit Members will receive a 2% salary increase, on the Salary Schedule for 2019-20 and a 1% salary increase on the Salary Schedule for 2020-21. Retro checks for 2018-19 and the 2019-20 pay increases will be issued after ratification of the agreement by both CSEA membership and the HBUHSD Board of Governors.
I hope this helps in understanding the terms of the TA. We will notify membership of the date and location of our Ratification meeting and vote.
Have a great summer!
President, CSEA Chapter 157