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
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
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