Labor Negotiations

Labor Negotiations

Overview

Below are some recent updates on the status of negotiations with labor partners. We will continue to update you as we move forward.

Return Together Labor Negotiations

Negotiations Dashboard: SCTA

 

 Date Discussion Topic
6/3/20 Invitation to begin discussions of negotiable effects of reopening
6/23/20 General Discussion on Reopening Plan 
7/2/20

Negotiations on Return Together Plan: Health & Safety Plan

Proposal to SCTA on Health & Safety

7/10/20

Negotiations on Return Together Health & Safety Plan 

Proposal 2 to SCTA on Health and Safety

Proposal to SCTA on Essential Standards

7/16/20

Proposal on Distance Learning 

7/28/2020

SCTA rejected Sac City Unified’s July 10 proposal to provide a stipend for teachers to support their colleagues by creating, developing and providing a bank of lessons on essential standards. 

 

SCTA did not present the district with a counter proposal on the district’s July 16 proposal on Distance Learning or the July 2 proposal on Health and Safety.

 

SCTA and the district will meet again on August 6 and we look forward to receiving SCTA’s counter-proposal at that time.

7/29/2020 As time is of the essence, the district plans to hold meetings as part of the negotiations process on August 3 and 4. These meetings will include time for questions and discussion with members from specific grade spans and specialty areas (e.g. SPED). SCUSD is committed to providing the clarity that our community and staff deserve regarding distance learning which begins on September 3.
8/3/2020

Meetings with SCTA Representatives:

 

10 AM Primary

11:45 AM Intermediate

1:30 PM Middle School

3:15 PM High School

8/4/2020

Meetings with SCTA Representatives:

 

10 AM Physical Education 

11:45 AM Special Education

1:30 PM Career Technical Education

3:15 PM Child Development

5 PM Music

8/6/2020

Negotiation meeting 

SCTA presents its first counter proposal on Distance Learning

8/13/2020

Negotiation meeting

District presents its response to SCTA’s August 6 counterproposal on distance learning.

 

As of today, SCTA has not presented a counter proposal on the district’s July 2 Health and Safety Plan. 

 

SCTA proposed Elementary and Secondary student schedules requiring no more instructional support for students than the minimum under SB 98.

 

SCTA also proposed a schedule for the first six days of school in which students would participate in synchronous “activities” or independent work while teachers participate in professional development.

 

Rather than pull standards-based instructional time away from students, the district’s August 13 proposal would add two additional days for teacher professional development prior to school starting. This could be achieved by moving an existing professional development day from the end of the school year to the start of the school year, providing teachers with three full professional development days without taking learning time away from our students.

8/14/2020 SCTA disclosed that they had made an offer during a confidential mediation process. SCTA proposed it would dismiss some of its PERB unfair practices charges if the district dropped its unfair practice charge against SCTA for failing to bargain in good faith over successor contract agreements. SCTA posted a letter asserting that the district did not respond to this proposal. Please read the district’s response to the SCTA letter here.
8/17/2020 The district sent a letter proposing to meet with SCTA on the following dates: August 18, August 19, and August 21.
8/18/2020

SCTA responded that the only day they could meet was August 20, the only date not offered by the district this week. 

 

The district sent a letter proposing to meet with SCTA on the following dates: August 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25. You can view the letter and SCTA’s email response here.
8/24/2020

Negotiations Meeting

SCTA presented a counterproposal to the District’s proposal from August 13 – changes to the proposal are indicated in red. 

8/25/2020

The district sent a proposal to SCTA and a letter to proposing to meet additional days to reach agreement:

“SCTA presented a response to the District’s August 13, 2020, proposal that was largely similar to the same proposal that SCTA shared with the District on August 6. The District is deeply disappointed that the proposal SCTA shared yesterday, which was eleven (11) days after our last negotiations session, showed very little movement on the part of SCTA related to the District’s distance learning proposal.”

The District reiterated its availability to meet with SCTA’s negotiation team for any amount of time on August 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31.

 

SCTA has now indicated that it would only meet on August 26-29 if the district delayed a hearing to decide the district’s unfair labor practice charge against SCTA over successor contract negotiations.

 
8/29/2020 Negotiations Meeting Schedule
8/30/2020 Negotiations Meeting 
8/30/2020 Proposal from District to SCTA on Distance Learning
8/31/2020 Negotiations Meeting 
9/1/2020 Letter from District on SCTA’s Request for Impasse Determination 
9/3/2020 First Day of School
9/4/2020 Mediation to begin at 4 PM
9/5/2020 District Announcement of Distance Learning Plan
9/6/2020

Cease and desist letter to SCTA

10/13/2020 Negotiation Meeting
10/14/2020 Proposal on In-Person Assessments in Distance Learning Model
10/23/2020 SCTA Counter Proposal that In-Person Assessments of Students with Disabilities should be voluntary and require additional pay, and would be contingent on a number of additional requirements beyond state and local standards. To learn more about issues with this proposal, please view this post.
10/29/2020 SCUSD presented SCTA with a counter-proposal to provide students with disabilities with legally-mandated in-person assessments. SCUSD rejected many aspects of SCTA’s proposal and countered with a district proposal that provides extensive health and safety requirements to protect students and staff that meet or go above state and county guidelines. To learn more about the district’s counterproposal, please view this post.
10/29/2020 SCUSD proposal to SCTA on initial in-person assessment for students who are English Language Learners (incorporating health and safety provisions that go above and beyond state and county guidelines).
10/29/2020 SCUSD proposal to SCTA to begin in-person vision and hearing assessments for students (incorporating health and safety provisions that go above and beyond state and county guidelines).
10/29/2020 SCUSD proposal to SCTA on resuming in-person athletics, consistent with CIF guidelines, and state and county health requirements.
11/20/2020 Proposal on In-Person Support for Students
11/20/2020

Counter to SCTA Proposal on 1-on-1 Assessments

1/27/2021 SCTA Counterproposal on Special Education Assessments 
1/27/2021 District Counterproposal to SCTA on Special Education Assessments 
2/9/2021 SCTA Counterproposal on Special Education Assessments
2/9/2021 District Counterproposal to SCTA on Special Education Assessments 
2/11/2021 District Counterproposal to SCTA on Special Education Assessments
2/11/2021 SCTA Counterproposal on Special Education Assessments
2/11/2021

District Proposed MOU on Special Education Assessments (Outside Assessors)

2/11/2021

SCTA Counterproposal on Special Education Assessments

2/16/2021 Letter from the District inviting SCTA to continue negotiations on reopening schools 
2/18/2021

SCTA and SEIU proposed to the district a joint MOU regarding Athletic Competition

 

The District explained to both SEIU and SCTA on Thursday, February 18, it does not enter into joint MOUs with multiple labor partners. 

 

Maintaining separate agreements is good practice for a variety of reasons, including that specific provisions of particular agreements relate to the particular labor partner and their individual CBA articles.

 

2/19/2021

District sent separate proposals to SCTA and SEIU regarding Athletic Competition

 

Consistent with the district’s practice of maintaining separate MOUs with each labor partner, the District sent individual proposals to both labor partners on February 19, 2021, for signature.

 

Please see these proposals to SCTA and SEIU:

 

Proposal to SCTA

Proposal to SEIU

 

2/19/2021

Despite the district’s practice of maintaining separate agreements for each labor partner and informing labor partners it intended to uphold this practice, on Friday, February 19, 2021, the district received a joint proposal from SEIU and SCTA for signature. 

 

SEIU and SCTA did not agree to the district’s proposals and practice of separating proposals by bargaining unit, and instead sent a signed joint proposal not agreed upon or proposed by the district.

2/25/2021 District Proposal to SCTA on Special Education Assessments
2/26/2021  SCTA Counterproposal to the District on Special Education Assessments (4:10 PM)
2/26/2021 District Counterproposal to SCTA on Special Education Assessments (6:25 PM)
2/26/2021  District Counterproposal to SCTA on Special Education Assessments, after input from SCTA (8:07 PM)
   
2/26/2021 District Counterproposal to SCTA and Final MOU
2/26/2021 District Proposal to SCTA on Reopening Schools 
2/26/2021 SCTA Counterproposal on Reopening Schools  
3/3/2021 MOU on Athletic Competition While in Distance Learning 
3/5/2021 District Counterproposal to SCTA on Returning Students to School for In-Person Learning
3/9/2021 SCTA Proposal on Ventilation
3/9/2021 SCTA Proposal on Reopening Schools
3/11/2021

District Counterproposal on Reopening Schools

Schedule Addendum

Child Development Hybrid Schedules for All Programs

3/11/2021 SCTA Revised Proposal on Reopening Schools
3/12/2021 District Counterproposal on Reopening Schools
3/15/2021 SCTA Revised Proposal on Reopening Schools 
3/15/2021 District Counterproposal on Reopening Schools 
3/17/2021 District Counterproposal on Reopening Schools
3/17/2021 SCTA Revised Proposal on Reopening Schools 

3/17/2021

District Counterproposal on Reopening Schools (Changes and additions made directly on SCTA previous counter-proposal document)

3/18/2021 SCTA Revised Proposal on Reopening Schools and schedule (SCTA did not use the District’s integrated proposal document of 3/17) 
3/19/2021 District Counterproposal on Reopening Schools and proposed schedule (4 PM)
3/19/2021 SCTA Counterproposal and Schedule (7:30 PM) 
3/19/2021 District Counterproposal on Reopening Schools with Proposed Schedule (9 PM)
3/19/2021

SCTA Counterproposal on Reopening Schools 

SCTA Counterproposal on Schedule (11 PM)
3/19/2021 District Counterproposal on Schedule (11 PM)
3/19/2021

District Counterproposal on Reopening Schools (11:45 PM)

3/20/2021 MOU on Reopening Schools
3/31/2021 Letter to SCTA requesting to meet and confer regarding revised CDPH guidance on 3-foot physical distancing 
4/7/2021 Letter to SCTA on revised CDPH guidance on 3-foot physical distancing
4/12/2021 MOU Addendum on Special Education
4/12/2021 MOU addendum concerning positive COVID-19 tests and cohorts
4/20/2021 Letter to SCTA regarding the collapsing of cohorts 
4/27/2021 District Proposal to SCTA on Athletic Competition 
4/28/2021 District’s proposed changes to April 12 addendum on special education
4/30/2021 District’s proposed changes to April 12 addendum on Special Education 
5/4/2021 Updated MOU Addendum on Special Education
5/6/2021 Letter to John Borsos on Collapsing Cohorts
5/10/2021 MOU on Local Assessments for the 2020-21 School Year 
5/13/2021 District Counterproposal to Combine Cohorts 
5/20/2021 MOU on 2021 Summer Program 
5/26/2021 Email from John Borsos on 3-foot physical distancing 
5/28/2021 Response to SCTA on 3-foot physical distancing 
6/2/2021 Proposal to SCTA on Proposed Work Calendar with 2 Days of Professional development
6/2/2021 Email from John Borsos on Fall Reopening
6/10/2021 Counterproposal to SCTA on Proposed Work Calendar and Professional Development 
7/1/2021 Letter to SCTA Regarding Returning to Full In-Person Instruction for the 2021-2022 School Year 
7/27/2021 Letter to SCTA on Professional Development including tentative outline of professional development days on 8/31 and 9/1. Content includes Universal Design for Learning, MTSS, and antiracist classrooms, as well as a self guided module from EPOCH education on addressing implicit bias
7/27/2021 Letter to SCTA on Fall Reopening 
8/10/2021 Proposed MOU to SCTA on Employee Vaccines and Testing 
8/10/2021 Counterproposal to SCTA on professional development and calendar
8/10/2021 Sample independent study schedules provided by the district to SCTA
8/11/2021 Email from SCTA 
8/11/2021

SCTA Issues to address concerning the reopening of schools in 2021-22 

8/16/2021 Letter to SCTA on Reopening District Schools for the 2021-2022 School year
8/17/2021 SCTA Proposal on Reopening Schools and Independent Study 
8/19/2021 Proposal to SCTA on Independent Study 
8/24/2021 District Counter to SCTA Proposal on 2021-22 Work Calendar and Professional Development
8/24/2021 District Counter to SCTA on Safely Reopening Schools to In-Person Instruction/Services & Independent Study
8/24/2021 SCTA Counter Proposal on 2021-22 Work Calendar and Professional Development
8/24/2021 District Counter to SCTA on 2021-22 Work Calendar and Professional Development
8/24/2021 SCTA Counter proposal on Safely Reopening to In-Person Instruction and Independent Study
8/24/2021 SCTA Counter Proposal on 2021-22 Work Calendar and Professional Development
8/25/2021 District Counter Proposal to SCTA Proposal on Reopening to In-Person Instruction
8/25/2021

District Counter Proposal to SCTA on Independent Study

Sample Independent Study Schedules

8/25/2021 District Counter to SCTA on 2021-22 Work Calendar and Professional Development
8/25/2021

SCTA Framework for Student Success

Attachment A: SCTA Counter Proposal on Reopening to In-Person Instruction and Independent Study

Attachement B: SCTA Proposal to extend 2016-2019 Contract with 3.5% across-the-board increase

8/25/2021 MOU on 2021-22 Work Calendar and Professional Development 
8/27/2021 District Counter to SCTA on Reopening to In-Person Instruction  
8/27/2021 District Counter to SCTA on Independent Study
8/27/2021 SCTA Counter on Reopening to In-Person Instruction and Independent Study
8/30/2021 District Counter on Reopening to In-Person Instruction
8/30/2021 District Counter to SCTA on Independent Study 
9/6/2021 District Proposal to SCTA on COVID-19 Quarantine and Substitute Pay for 2021-2022 School Year 
9/16/2021 District Revised Proposal to SCTA on  Substitute Pay for the 2021-22 School Year
9/16/2021 District Proposal to SCTA on Extra Pay for Nurses for contact tracing 
9/16/2021 District Proposal for COVID-19 Continuity of Instructional Programs for potential of classroom quarantines or school/district closure(s)

 

ACLU Guidance to School Districts About Legal Requirements During the 2020-21 School Year

Comment to SCUSD from Public Advocates, Children Now, and Education Trust West

Negotiations Dashboard: SEIU

 

6/3/2020 Invitation to begin discussions on negotiable effects of reopening
7/22/2020 General Discussion on Early Childhood Development. and Health and Safety
7/28/2020 General Discussion on Health and Safety
8/27/2020 MOU: Health and Safety 
8/27/2020 MOU:Work Changes 
9/11/2020 Negotiations Meeting: Health and Safety 
2/16/2021 Letter from the District inviting SEIU to continue negotiations on reopening schools 
2/18/2021

SCTA and SEIU proposed to the district a joint MOU regarding Athletic Competition

 

The District explained to both SEIU and SCTA on Thursday, February 18, it does not enter into joint MOUs with multiple labor partners. 

 

Maintaining separate agreements is good practice for a variety of reasons, including that specific provisions of particular agreements relate to the particular labor partner and their individual CBA articles.

2/19/2021

District sent separate proposals to SCTA and SEIU regarding Athletic Competition

 

Consistent with the district’s practice of maintaining separate MOUs with each labor partner, the District sent individual proposals to both labor partners on February 19, 2021, for signature.

 

Please see these proposals to SCTA and SEIU:

 

Proposal to SCTA

Proposal to SEIU

2/19/2021

Despite the district’s practice of maintaining separate agreements for each labor partner and informing labor partners it intended to uphold this practice, on Friday, February 19, 2021, the district received a joint proposal from SEIU and SCTA for signature. 

 

SEIU and SCTA did not agree to the district’s proposals and practice of separating proposals by bargaining unit, and instead sent a signed joint proposal not agreed upon or proposed by the district.

2/25/2021 District Proposal on Safely Reopening Schools/In-Person Services for 2020-2021 School Year
3/10/2021 SEIU Counterproposal on Safely Reopening Schools/In-Person Services
3/16/2021 District counterproposal on Safely Reopening Schools/In-Person Services 
3/21/2021 SEIU counterproposal on Safely Reopening Schools/ In-Person Services
3/25/2021 District counterproposal on Safely Reopening Schools/In-Person Services
3/25/2021 SEIU counterproposal on Safely Reopening Schools/In-Person Services
3/30/2021 SEIU counterproposal on Safely Reopening Schools/In-Person Services (1 PM) 
3/30/2021 District counterproposal on Safely Reopening Schools/In-Person Services  (4:20 PM)
3/30/2021

SEIU counterproposal on Safely Reopening Schools/In-Person Services (5:30 PM)

3/31/2021 District counterproposal on Safely Reopening Schools/In-Person Services 
4/2/2021 District response to SEIU cease and desist letter
4/3/2021 SEIU verbally rejects District’s 3/31 counterproposal on Health and Safety 
4/3/2021 District counterproposal on Safely Reopening Schools/In-Person Services 
4/3/2021 SEIU counterproposal on Safely Reopening Schools/In-Person Services 
4/3/2021 SCUSD verbally declares impasse
4/5/2021 District impasse filing with Public Employment Relations Board (PERB)
4/5/2021 Written declaration of impasse (date of filing)
4/5/2021 Email from SEIU with modified counterproposal attached
4/6/2021 District reconfirms impasse
4/6/2021 Cease and desist letter to SEIU with attachment
4/12/2021

Email from SEIU President Karla Faucett to Superintendent Aguilar and SCUSD Board (5:10 AM)

4/12/2021 Email from SEIU Field Representative Glen Sharp to Superintendent Aguilar (2:13 PM)
4/12/2021 PERB Grants District’s Request for Impasse
4/18/2021 Letter to SEIU regarding video and flyer
4/20/2021 MOU with SEIU on Reopening Schools to In-Person Instruction
5/28/2021 Email from SEIU on 3 foot physical distancing
5/28/2021 Response to SEIU on 3-foot physical distancing 

 

Negotiations Dashboard: Teamsters

6/3/2020 Invitation to begin discussions on negotiable effects of reopening
2/16/2021 Letter from the District inviting Teamsters to continue negotiations on reopening schools 
4/6/2021 MOU on Safely Reopening Schools to In-Person Instruction/Services

Negotiations: TCS

2/16/2021 Invitation to continue negotiations on reopening schools
4/6/2021 MOU on Safely Reopening Schools to In-Person Instruction/Services

Negotiations Dashboard: UPE

6/3/2020 Invitation to begin discussions on negotiable effects of reopening
9/15/2020 Negotiations Meeting 
10/1/2020 Negotiations Meeting 
10/8/2020 Negotiations Meeting 
  Signed MOU on Return to Instruction in Distance Learning
2/16/2021 Letter from the District inviting UPE to continue negotiations on reopening schools
3/26/2021 MOU on Reopening Schools 
6/17/2021 MOU on 2021 Summer Program 

Negotiations Update: Potential Strike

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Hello SCUSD Families,

As you might have heard, one of our five labor partners, Service Employees International Union 1021 (SEIU 1021) announced on social media yesterday that they intend to strike on April 22 and 23, the first two days of our district’s secondary students’ return to campus.

As of now, SEIU has not formally informed the district that they intend to strike next week. 

Negotiations Update: SCUSD Declares Impasse in Negotiations with SEIU

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As a community, we are happy that this week that our district will welcome students back to in-person learning. Our students need the necessary academic, social and emotional support that our school sites provide. We know that families are ready for students to return, as 53 percent of our families have indicated that they would send students back in-person. Our district is ready too, with strong health and safety protocols in place, testing available for students and staff, and after having offered all employees the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

FAQ on Impasse, Mediation, and Fact-Finding

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We know you have many questions about our negotiations, impasse, and the fact-finding process. Read below to learn more:

What does impasse mean?

Impasse means that two parties were unable to reach agreement through the negotiations process.

What is mediation?

Once a party declares impasse, the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) will assign a mediator or mediation team to try and help the parties come to an agreement. If no agreement is reached, the mediator will certify impasse and the issue will move to fact-finding.