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2017 was a good year for Santa Rosa EA, and 2018 will be even better! Together, we can do more!
Transitional Agreement for Ed Support employees ratified!
Santa Rosa Education Association is pleased to announce that the members of the bargaining unit overwhelmingly passed the Transition Agreement between Santa Rosa EA – Ed Support and the District. Members of your Bargaining Council gave up their time to collect the ballots from the post office and counted them at the Professional Development Center. Thanks to everyone that returned their ballot. It passed by a margin of 96.3 for to 3.7% against!
Here are the components of the agreement:
- The 2016-2017 Master Contract between the former bargaining agent and the District shall remain in force as a transitional agreement specific to Educational Support employees while a new Master Contract is being negotiated.
- The negotiated Educational Support salary terms for the 17-18 school year, including any prior salary or supplement adjustments specific to Educational Support employees, between the former bargaining agent and the District shall be implemented upon ratification of both parties.
- All terms and conditions of employment contained in the 2016 – 2017 Master Contract shall be open for negotiations in the new Master Contract.
- The transitional agreement shall remain in force until a new agreement is reached and ratified or June 30, 2019, whichever is the earliest date.
The School Board voted to ratify the agreement at its last meeting in December. Currently, Santa Rosa EA is working with the District to have retroactive payments made and new rates of pay in place as soon as possible.
Our next step is to continue forming a bargaining council. If you are interested in having first hand input into your new independent contract, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (850) 942-0672.
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