posted Oct 11, 2013, 3:52 PM by Yuba City Teachers Association

YCTA declared impasse after 39 sessions at the bargaining table to reach a new contract for 2011/2012 and 2012/2013.  YCTA did so with the hope that an outside mediator could help bridge the gap between the parties.  The District agreed that a mediator might help but formally oppose the option.  Their opposition even when they agree is shown below.


PERB has determined the existence of impasse and will assign a mediator.  Attached is a copy of the correspondence from PERB that moves us forward.


In an attempt to provide our members with as much information as possible, the Bargaining Team is releasing our first issue of our FAQ.  We need to be informed.  We need to keep talking to each other and members of community.


We are YCTA committed to a fair contract and comparable salaries.  Our starting teacher salary is 12% lower than Marysville.   Our highest teachers are paid 16% less than Marysville.   According to the Appeal Democrat, YCUSD has the lowest average salary of 14 districts statewide.  Comparable salaries attract and retain the best teachers.   Our community knows the value of teachers.



From YCTA to Public Employment Relations Board (PERB):

YCTA believes that further negotiations would be futile.  Perhaps with the assistance of a mediator the parties may be able to reach a resolution. The parties have met 39 times for negotiations and approximately 319 hours regarding a successor contract to the contract that expired on June 30, 2011. 


Response From YCUSD to PERB:

“The District concurs with YCTA that the appointment of a mediator may help the parties reach an agreement on a successor collective bargaining agreement.  The District, however, formally opposes YCTA’s request.”  

Bargaining Q and A Volume #1

PERB Certification to Impasse