The final installment from our Rally- Josh's statement to the board and the packetThe Bargaining Team is gathered here in our office this morning
preparing our counter proposal. They appreciate all your support. You
continue to show the District that the YCTA Bargaining Team sitting across the
table has the backing of our membership.Josh Roberts, YCTA Treasurer and YCHS Math Teacher, did a great
job presenting the board with our salary comparisons as well as our concerns
with regards to the number of continuing vacancies.The graphics below displays the priorities of the District.
YCTA asks the Board to give teachers teh same competitive edge as principals so
that YCUSD can attract and retain the very best teachers for our students and
Joshua Roberts statement to the Board, click here ...
Posted Nov 5, 2015, 8:17 AM by Yuba City Teachers Association
YCTA in the NewsWe had another great night as we stood together in the street and
before the Board. Josh Roberts, our YCTA Treasurer and YCHS math teacher,
was terrific as he presented the board with our salary analysis.
Their analysis misrepresents the data by cherry picking only the BA+30
and BA+60. The reality is that YCUSD principals are the highest paid
among the 12 district selected by the District for comparison while YCUSD teachers
are ranked 11 out of 12. See the data on YCTA.net. Let's make
teachers as competitive as principals. We all play vital roles in
educating students.Our proposal is reasonable and fair given the 17%
increase in revenue. We will be back at the ...
Posted Nov 4, 2015, 8:39 AM by Yuba City Teachers Association
YCTA Photo Op - Blue ThursdayJust two more Thursdays until our Bargaining Team meets with YCUSD again next Friday (10/30). How will you show your Bargaining Team your support? Take a picture. Plus don't forget about Nov. 3 YCTA Rally and bd mtg.When you gather tomorrow - take a picture to show your YCTA Blue Support for your Bargaining Team. Check out RV's post last week onour facebook. Your support is critical to our success.Check out the tenth edition of 15/16 "YCTA Blue Thursday" in your boxes. Looney Tunes are featured this week. You can access all of our fliers and plenty more data onycta.netClick herefor your reality check comparing our salaries to 12 nearby ...
Posted Oct 21, 2015, 7:59 PM by Yuba City Teachers Association
Your Guide to the CVT Well-Being AssessmentBelow you will find a complete guide to getting started with your CVT Well-Being Assessment and earning your $150 Visa gift card.Click here for the guide.Head here for the website to follow the guide.
Posted Oct 19, 2015, 5:54 PM by Yuba City Teachers Association
Another Blue Thursday - Are you feeling BLUE?We continue to build our unity to urge the District to show that they value us. When comparing total compensation we rank 12th out of 13 K-12 school districts in the area. We are only slightly above Woodland and behind every other district in the list of 13. ThisMonday 10/19 is Rep Council. Any YCTA Member may come to hear directly from YCTA Bargaining Chair Steve Jennings what happened at our last bargaining session on 10/13. You will get impressions and details that we could not share on district email.Plan on being at the DO at about 5PM on Nov. 3to show the Board we are UNITED and expect progress in bargaining. Our next ...
Posted Oct 15, 2015, 8:05 PM by Yuba City Teachers Association
Bargaining Update October 30, 2015---District Offers Pay Cut!District Offers Pay Cut!The District’s revenue increased 17% for the 15/16 year.The State of California projects additional increase in funding for the 16/17 school year.On 9/11 YCTA proposed a 15% pay increase to make progress towards competitive salaries to attract and retain highly qualified educators and teachers.On 10/13 YCUSD brought nothing to the table in response to our proposal.Today YCUSD presented a package with a 1% salary increase for 15/16 and a 1% salary increase for 16/17. (Neither side has opened 16/17)The package proposal included an additional 40 hours of work time for collaboration in 16/17 and beyond.The additional 40 hours is equal to ...
Posted Nov 2, 2015, 5:16 PM by Yuba City Teachers Association
Your bargaining team met with the District on October 13.We
expected a response today to our comprehensive proposal to address all issues
in our sunshine proposal. Not only did they not bring a
proposal, they attempted to engage us in a discussion without any proposal on
the table from them. They felt that once we understood that there were
other priorities for the money we would reduce our proposal. We did not
reduce our proposal and informed the district that we expect the district to
bargain with us and bring forth a proposal.The
district stated that if they met our salary proposal they would go
bankrupt. Our proposal would not bankrupt the
district. The Facts: We proposed a 15% salary increase
since we are 15% behind the state ...
Posted Oct 14, 2015, 2:56 PM by Yuba City Teachers Association
Bargaining Update September 11, 2015 YCTA presented our proposal to address all of the items we sunshined for bargaining in 15/16 – the last year of our current contract. Each side was allowed to open two articles other than those related to compensation and benefits. YCTA opened Article 2: Assignment and Article 14: Leaves. Our proposal addresses these issues as well as compensation. We have attached our entire proposal for your review. We believed we have prepared a reasonable proposal that should us towards a timely agreement.Our salaries are 15% behind the state average. Our compensation proposal is intended to address that gap.“In order to forward YCUSD’s goal of “attracting and developing” top quality professionals, YCTA proposes a 15% across the board ...
Posted Sep 21, 2015, 5:18 PM by Yuba City Teachers Association
Bargaining Update: We are still on the road towards compensated collaboration time - Hang on! (5/14)We passed the District our proposal for compensated collaboration time as well as additional minimum days. Our entire proposal is attached. While we had hoped to reach an agreement on this area of mutual interest, the District was unwilling to commit until after School Services reports to them and the Board meets on May 21 for a budget workshop followed by closed session. The District indicated that they are interested in our proposal for 2015/2016. We have been assured that we will be able to find a date for bargaining prior to end of school. The May Revise of the Budget was released by the Governor’s Office at 10AM this morning. The Governor’s budget includes $1.1 ...
Posted May 14, 2015, 8:23 PM by Yuba City Teachers Association
Bargaining Update (4/1)Your bargaining team met with the District on March 27.
Here’s what we
We have a calendar for next year! For schools on the traditional school year
calendar, the first day of school for students for 2015 – 2016 will be
Wednesday, August 12, 2015. For Albert
Powell and Alternative School, the first student attendance day will be August
6, 2015. We also reached agreement on
the counselor work year for counselors whose duty it is to schedule students
during the summer.
We originally proposed two professional days built into the
calendar (9/25 and 4/24), however the district was unwilling to negotiate these
“Buy-Back Days” until after the Governor’s May Revise. These days would have ...
Posted Apr 22, 2015, 7:37 AM by Yuba City Teachers Association