Bargaining

Every year we have what is called contract openers and re-openers between United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). For instance, we may need to bargain on certain items within the contract or the entire contract all together. Some areas of the contract are only negotiated for certain periods of time, such as salary increases and class size standards, and need to be "re-opened' for negotiations, also known as bargaining, and not always, but the entire contract can open all at once for negotiations. There are also Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) and side agreements made with the District.

 

Bargaining Flash Flyer

2017 Bargaining 

On January 12, the UTLA Bargaining Team began reopener bargaining with the district for the 2016-2017 school year. Below is detailed information from each bargaining session.

 

 

February 16, 2017

UTLA Proposals to the District

TGDC
Article X - Eliminate TGDC, replacing with California Standards for the Teaching Profession
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Student Discipline
Article XXIV - Proposals on student discipline and positive behavior support
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District Proposals to UTLA

Transfers
Article XI - Proposal to end the ability to grieve unfair employee transfers
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January 26, 2017

UTLA Proposals to the District

TRANSFERS
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District Proposals to UTLA

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January 12, 2017

UTLA Proposals to the District

Salary
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Class Size
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Academic Freedom
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2016-17 Bargaining Flash Flyers

No. 3

No. 3 Bargaining Flash Flyer - Bargain Power Survey
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No. 2

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No. 1

2016-17 Bargaining Flash Timeline Flyer
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Handout from Citywide Chapter Chair Meeting (Jan. 5, 2017)

Health Benefits Side-Letter Approved

At its September 14 meeting, the UTLA House of Representatives approved the side-letter agreement with LAUSD on health benefits. This agreement gives employees and non-Medicare retirees
more choices when enrolling in health care plans.

The change would impact “dual working” units (both spouse and partner are employees or retirees). Currently, the District allows “dual working” employees/retirees to cross enroll (they can sign up for benefits both as a spouse/domestic partner and as an employee) but they are not allowed to cross enroll in the same plan, when one is listed as the dependent and the other as the employee/retiree.

This side-letter would allow dual working employees and non-Medicare retirees to enroll in the same plan, which would lower the cost to LAUSD. The estimated net savings per active employee that elects dual coverage in the same plan is $3,844 per year and $6,022 per non-Medicare retiree per year.

Passed by UTLA by HoR on Sept. 14, 2016

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