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Recent Announcements

  • YCTA Blue Thursday and Ratification Results (4/30) Thank you to all who showed their support on Tuesday at Gray Ave.  Our members showed the Board that when we begin bargaining for 15/16 on May 14, our Bargaining Team represents our members.  Let's keep it going.  We presented our yellow sunshine proposal to the Board as well as the green salary comparison that shows the gap in salaries after Marysville settled for a 9% increase - all of which will be in effect for 15/16.  We distributed these to our members on Tuesday at Gray Ave.  We will also be sending them out to sites on Monday. If you could not join us, we still have your new blue shirt.  I am wearing the new design ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2015, 8:49 AM by Yuba City Teachers Association
  • YCTA: Have you heard? Will you be there? Have you heard about the recent settlements?  Both Chico and Stockton were on the verge of strikes and have reached settlements that provide improvements in contractual language as well as salary increases.  Marysville did not even need to get to the brink of strike to reach a settlement.  You can get more details about the Marysville and Chico settlements in the latest issue of the YCTA Unifier - soon to be delivered to your site.  You can also ask your Site Rep to share the newest salary comparison between YC and Marysville after their latest raise.  Or you can come to YCTA meeting at Gray Ave on Tuesday 4/28.  How did they do it?  By organizing and standing together.  We ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2015, 7:12 AM by Yuba City Teachers Association
  • YCTA Rep Council and a signed CBA (4/20) Good Morning YCTA,   We had a lively Rep Council meeting.  Reps shared issues of importance to members at their sites.  We discussed recent negotiated settlements in neighboring districts.  I urge you to attend a ten minute meeting with your Site Rep.  It is important for us to engage in two-way communication to build our union.  Let's keep talking and listening to each other.   We discussed the reauthorization of the ESEA (Federal legislation originally intended as part of the War on Poverty by President Lyndon Johnson).  Have you contributed to the dialogue to help Congress get it right by focusing on quality education instead of high stakes costly testing?  Here is the link.  I urge you to use it ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2015, 7:39 AM by Yuba City Teachers Association
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Bargaining Announcements

  • 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 accomplished:  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
  • Bargaining Update - Next Year's Calendar (15-16) Steve Jennings, YCTA Bargaining Chair, asked me to send out the attachments - next year's calendar has been finalized.  As we leave for spring break, Steve is preparing for surgery.  Please join me in wishing Steve a speedy recovery.  Steve has tirelessly served our members as Bargaining Chair for many years.  We appreciate your service Steve and will look forward to your return in May.  His insights and advocacy will be missed for four - six weeks.   Please carefully read the Bargaining Update from your entire team (below).  They will return to the table after spring break to negotiate additional agreements for 2015/2016 including professional development and collaboration time that may even our work days and work year.  Your support ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2015, 7:34 AM by Yuba City Teachers Association
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