Bargaining Update – April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019: UPCOMING BARGAINING DATE 5/3/19

  Natomas Teachers’ Association
Bargaining Update…

Keep Quality Teachers in Natomas Campaign

Students are the center of everything we do.

As NTA members, we are committed to the success and well-being of every student.

Please forward feedback to your negotiations team.

Kristen Rocha, Chair

krochanta@gmail.com

Justin Vorhauer

ntajmv@gmail.com

Mara Harvey

maraswan@gmail.com

Randy Hodge

hodgemath42@gmail.com

Emilio Moran

emoran1972@gmail.com

Lydiana Alfaro

lydiana.alfaro@gmail.com

Achim Dangerfield

dangewrite@gmail.com

 

KEEP QUALITY TEACHERS IN NATOMAS

Natomas Teachers’ Association has put forth all of our initial proposal for our articles. NUSD has put forth all of their proposals. Both sides are currently writing counter proposals.

 

Article: NTA Key Proposals NTA Rationale
Article V- Hours
  • Received a counter from the District 4/22
  • Collaboration time to be teacher/department directed
  • Compensation for lack of substitutes in elementary.
  • Duty every other week
  • Early release MOU presented for collaboration on Wed. TK-5/TK-8 schools
  • Clarify minimum vs early release day.
  • Provide support for teachers who must prepare and supply lessons and activities for additional students.
  • Provide more teacher directed collaboration time with an early release schedule for TK-5/TK-8 schools on par with other districts in the region.
Article XVII- Assoc. Rights
  • Received a counter from District 4/26
  • Added clarifying language for membership dues, release time, new employee orientation, employee privacy, academic freedom,and vendor restrictions
  • This is to increase communication and establish informed processes.
  • Protect employee information
  • NTA are highly educated professionals who know what is best for students
Article I- Agreement
  • One year agreement was proposed
  • MOU documents attached in appendices
  • NTA will continue to gather information on current and proposed changes to working conditions. Bargaining language will then be proposed.
  • The NTA Special Education Task Force recommendations are to be reviewed in Spring 2019. This will inform future negotiations  
Article IV- Salary
  • Continued discussion on district budget and state projected COLA increases that will affect all members. No counter yet
  • Equity for all focus of Seven percent (7%) increase on all salary schedules
  • Compress longevity (pay increase) steps to get to them sooner
  • Remove and compress Column 0 into Column 1 on salary schedule
  • Move Natomas Unified out of the bottom of the pack compared with all other districts in our area.
Article VI- Health and Benefits
  • Submitted Counter 4/22- Wellness Committee for HR issues
  • Increased monthly district contribution of:  
    • $25/single; $50/emp + 1 $75/family
  • Provide individuals and families relief for the ever increasing cost of health care. (.42%)
  • Human Resource would receive staff input on applicable HR topics through committee
Article IX- Evaluation Procedures
  • Submitted Counter 2/26- Nurse & Speech Eval Forms set up procedures.
  • Nurse Formal Observation Form proposed
  • Speech Language Hearing Specialist Formal Observation Form proposed
  • Ability for teacher to provide written feedback to informal evals
  • Provide formal evaluations that accurately reflect these specific positions’ professional practices.
  • Access documents and make responses accessible.

 

  Natomas Teachers’ Association
Bargaining Update…

Keep Quality Teachers in Natomas Campaign

Students are the center of everything we do.

As NTA members, we are committed to the success and well-being of every student.

Please forward feedback to your negotiations team.

Kristen Rocha, Chair

krochanta@gmail.com

Justin Vorhauer

ntajmv@gmail.com

Mara Harvey

maraswan@gmail.com

Randy Hodge

hodgemath42@gmail.com

Emilio Moran

emoran1972@gmail.com

Lydiana Alfaro

lydiana.alfaro@gmail.com

Achim Dangerfield

dangewrite@gmail.com

 

KEEP QUALITY TEACHERS IN NATOMAS

Natomas Teachers’ Association has put forth all of our initial proposal for our articles. NUSD has put forth all of their proposals. Both sides are currently writing counter proposals.

 

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