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Union update 12.09

  1. 1. Contract Negotiations Update<br />December 2009<br />
  2. 2. Districts Latest Offer<br />Year 1 (2009-2010)<br />Hard freeze<br />no steps/lanes<br />no improvement to career steps<br />small improvement in family health care to make up for freeze<br />Maintain 100% single health coverage<br />Maintain 403b<br />No subsidy to move ABA/ECFE onto K-12 salary schedule<br />Year 2 (2010-2011)<br />Step and lane movement<br />0.75% improvement to Career I and Bachelor’s Career II<br />1.0% improvement to Masters Career II and Career III<br />Maintain current health insurance<br />Maintain 403b<br />No subsidy to move ABE/ECFE onto K-12 salary schedule<br />
  3. 3. AHEM’s Latest Offer<br />Year 1 (2009-2010)<br />Full lane movement as per contract<br />step slowdown (teachers move to new step in the middle of the year January 2010 and remain there until January 2011 without retro payment) ½ year hard freeze followed by ½ year soft freeze<br />Maintain 100% single health and the dollar increase to single applied to family coverage.<br />Maintain 403b <br />$100,000 susidy from general fund to move ABE/ECFE onto K-12 schedule<br />Year 2 (2010-2011)<br />Full lane movement as per contract<br />step slowdown – teachers move to new step in January 2011 and continue on that step until end of 2010-2011 school year<br />1.4% improvement to all Career I,II, and II steps<br />Maintain health coverage<br />maintain 403b<br />Another $100,000 subsidy from general fund to move ABE/ECFE onto K-12 schedule<br />
  4. 4. AHEM contract language: Maintain current seniority rights and the rights for part-time teachers<br />
  5. 5. Dollar difference between district’s and AHEM’s last proposal: $2,896,000<br />
  6. 6. Dec 15th Mediation – Unofficial “what if” proposal by AHEM<br />District refused to move at the mediation session<br />by changing a number of parameters the last proposal AHEM was able to meet the district bottom line figure without a hard freeze either year<br />District team refused the “what if” proposal even though it met their bottom line<br />District wants us to take cuts and accept a one year hard freeze based on budgets two years in the future that have not been discussed yet<br />AHEM responded that we need to focus on this year and next year now and not be distracted by future events that may not occur. <br />
  7. 7. Dec 15th Mediation – Unofficial “what if” proposal by AHEM<br />AHEM tried talking real numbers but district continued to insist we use and accounting method based on inflated numbers of teachers (before cuts were made last year)<br />AHEM has continued to reject a one year hard freeze in steps and lanes because of the long term negative impact on career earnings. <br />the impact of a one year freeze in steps could be $30,000 or more for teachers still on steps 1-13<br />administrators do not follow the same salary schedule and therefore do not have the same sacrifice over time as teachers<br />The only movement of the district was to drop the proposal to compromise seniority language. <br />
  8. 8. Current News <br />December 21st the district bargaining team met behind closed doors and put additional money on the table and sent another proposal to AHEM<br />They will be reviewing the latest proposal on December 30th<br />watch the blog for information over break<br />http://www.ahemnegotiationsnews.blogspot.com/<br />
  9. 9. What you can do!<br />Contact school board members via email or phone over break<br />
  10. 10. NOW is the time! Contact school board members. They are in charge and need to know how their time and money is being wasted<br />Play Fair! Don’t change the rules at the end of the game.<br />Settle the contract before we lose another million dollars<br />Why is it like this every two years?<br />What happened to the new, collaborative, district culture?<br />Come to the table so you know first hand what is happening<br />Let us get back to teaching<br />remind them that THEY have been empowered by the voters to run the district and NOT the administration!<br />
  11. 11. School Board Members<br />Contact them TODAY!<br />
  12. 12. Questions? Comments?<br />Email: pkweller@gmail.com<br />