The communication from SRCS sent late on Saturday, February 2nd is both dishonest and dishonorable. It is inaccurate and specifically designed to discredit Santa Rosa Educators and their Union. Why do they do that? Because they can. We are going to have to stand up, show up, and make it clear that we deserve better. Our students deserve better. Our community deserves better. Together, we are mighty.
SRCS-CSEA-SRTA Negotiations Update
To: All Certificated and Classified Staff
From: Stacy Spector, SRCS Lead Negotiator
Date: February 2, 2019
The goal of SRCS is to collaborate with our classified and certificated bargaining unit members in a positive, productive, problem-solving approach that meets the needs and priorities of both students and staff.
Negotiations began on January 31, 2019, in a very productive session that included:
CSEA’s openers for compensation include:
SRCS table reformatted to full width for easier readability.
SRCS Total Compensation Proposal
SRCS and SRTA have had at least 2 Professional Development (PD) days included in the certificated work year since 2015. Maintaining two existing PD days is NOT a 1% raise, and being paid to work two additional days is not a salary increase.
Consumer Price Index (link) for the San Francisco Bay Area increased by 4.5% over the past year. SRCS has essentially offered SRTA members a 3.5% pay cut. SRCS has received a 3.7% COLA from the state this year. This is ongoing money they are not using to reduce this gap.
Our current healthcare contribution is $5,300, $7,973 less than the state average of $13,773. SRTA members have the lowest healthcare contribution in Sonoma County.
Interns and specialists who have not completed their credentials would actually be making LESS than the starting salary for any member. Finally, fully credentialed specialists would be expected to work 203 days, not 195.
SRTA Total Compensation Proposal
The additional $1,000 requested for dental care is long overdue.
Responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and specific proposals and responses from SRTA, CSEA and SRCS can be found on our district website: www.srcschools.org/negotiations
Specific proposals and responses are not available on the SRCS negotiations page as of 2/3/19. For transparency, SRTA has posted them at wearesrta.org.
SRCS remains committed to serving the needs of all students by supporting the professionalism and working conditions of all staff.
SRCS is implying that SRTA does not support student learning by highlighting minimal expenditures while failing to mention some of our major proposals. SRTA has made it clear in our vision and goals and in our proposals that we put students and student learning first. Smaller class sizes for high school students and guaranteed class size caps for special education at all levels improves student learning and creates nurturing learning environments.
If you have additional questions, please contact: Stacy Spector, Assistant Superintendent, email@example.com.
To Learn More about SRCS and SRTA Negotiations go to WeAreSRTA.org
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