Today, the Sweetwater Union High School District and CSEA and its Chapters 258, 471, and 731 are pleased to announce that we reached a two year contract covering the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years. The parties agreed to a 3.75% wage increase effective January 1, 2017 and a wage and benefit reopener for the 2017-2018 school year. Additional highlights include:
1) Establishing Classified Advisory Committees on all campuses,
2) Added another professional growth increment to encourage continual learning,
3) Expanded interview rights for classified employees applying for transfers and promotions, and
4) Developed a form for classified employee to use when using paid leave.
The Board of Trustees will vote on the agreement on Monday, December 12, 2016. CSEA and its Chapters will vote to ratify the agreement in the near future.
This agreement was reached due to the commitment of the Association and the District to forge stronger relationships through purposeful collaborative and effective communications. We are thrilled to celebrate this ongoing work at the District Joint Labor Management Collaborative Training on December 7, 2016.