Negotiations Update

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February 21, 2024

2023 Negotiations team:

  • Dejaneiro Hubbard, FSL - Unit A
  • Trinita Renfroe, IA Spec - Unit A
  • Lord G - ComputerTech - Unit A
  • Brandon Record, HVAC - Unit B
  • Carlos Benitez, Truck Drvr - Unit B
  • Eric Larsen, Sign Maker - Unit B
  • Kellyanna Miller, Chapter 2 Administrator
  • Mitchell Stewart, Labor Relations Representative

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2/21/2024

Unit B Reopener Update – Bargaining Session


CSEA presented a comprehensive tentative agreement proposal today to the District, including salary. CSEA is asking for a fair and reasonable salary increase, but the District is so far refusing our salary proposal.

Membership action is needed to reinforce our cause.  Details to be posted.


2/13/2024

Unit A Reopener Update - Session 4 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

CSEA

  • Presented counter for  Article V: Compensation in Section B subsection 2e regarding retirees or unmarried spouses.
  • Presented proposal on Article VI: Days and Hours of employment - adding section T Instructional Aide Specials.

 

District

  • Still reviewing the proposal for Article V: Compensation section A subsection 18 Advanced Degree Incentive.
  • Presented proposal for Presented counters on Article VI: Days and Hours of Employment on Section J Compensatory Time Off.
  • Presented a snapshot of the District spending and budget.  Will do a full budget presentation at the next bargaining session.

 

TA (Tentative Agreement)

  • Article IX: Transfers and Promotions section A 1a through 1e. 

 

The next bargaining session is scheduled for February 27, 2024. We will start negotiations on salary at that time.


2/8/2024

Unit B Reopener Update – Bargaining Session 3 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • CSEA countered the District’s proposals regarding compensatory time, medical coverage for retirees, and evaluations.
  • CSEA and the District agreed on language regarding recent legal revision to bereavement leave and flexible spending accounts.

 

The next bargaining session is scheduled for February 21, 2024. We will start negotiations on salary at that time.


1/19/2024

Unit A Reopener Update - Session 3 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

CSEA

  • Presented counters Article V: Compensation - Section B subsection 2e on the District Annual Maximum (DAM).
  • Presented counters on Article VI: Days and Hours of Employment on Section J Compensatory Time Off and Section S Workyear.
  • Presented counters on Article IX: Transfers and Promotions.
  • Presented counter for Article XI: Evaluation Procedure.
  • Presented proposal for Article V: Compensation to add Section A subsection 18 Advanced Degree Incentive. 

 

District

  • Presented proposal for Article V: Compensation subsection B10 Benefits of Retiring Employees.
  • Presented MOU on Effects of Layoffs.  No proposed language change, just to extend the MOU until June 30, 2025.

 

TA (Tentative Agreement)

  • Article V: Compensation - Section B subsection 2c Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA).
  • Article V: Compensation - Section B subsection 3a Delta Dental, PPO Plus Premiere.
  • Article V: Compensation - Section B subsection 3b DeltaCare USA.
  • Article V: Compensation - Section B subsection 5 Vision Care Insurance.
  • Article VIII: Leaves of Absence - Section R.

 

The next Unit A Negotiation session is on February 13, 2024.


01/08/2024

Unit B Reopener Update Bargaining Session 2 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CSEA and the District agreed on language to increase overtime opportunities for Heavy Truck Drivers.

The District presented proposals on compensatory time off, bereavement leave, and the
evaluation procedure. CSEA and the District did not reach an agreement on those items.

 

The next Unit B Negotiations session is on January 19, 2024.


12/21/2023

Unit A Reopener Update - Session 2 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

CSEA

  • Discussed the District proposal on Article V - Compensation on the added clarifying language in Section B subsection 2e.  CSEA asked for more information on the additional clarifying language regarding the DAM (District Annual Maximum) contribution.
  • CSEA asked for more information on FSA (Flexible Spending Accounts) which includes maximum caps, rollover amounts, and the number of FSA participants.
  • No new proposal.

 

District

  • Presented counters on Article IX - Transfers and Promotions - Section A subsections 1b, 1c, and 1d.
  • Presented proposals on Article VI - Days and Hours of Employment in Section J and Section S.
  • Presented proposals on Article XI - Evaluation Procedure in Section C subsection 3.
  • Provided CSEA with a break down of retirees prior to 9/1/2013 younger than 67.  CSEA requested more information on full-time/part-time, more age break down, and unit break down.  This information is used to clarify discussions for Article V: Compensation on Section B subsection 2e.
  • Discussed MOU to make changes in Health Benefits for Kaiser (Out-of-pocket maximum from $1500 to $500 single/$3000 to $1000 family, and Pharmacy PPO from Express Scripts to CVS).   These upcoming plan changes were also discussed in our Health and Benefits Committee reports.

 

TA (Tentative Agreement)

  • Article IX - Transfers and Promotions - Section A subsection 1a: Language regarding involuntary transfers of any bargaining unit employee.

 

The next Unit A Negotiation session is on January 19, 2024.


12/15/2023

Unit B Reopener Update – Bargaining Session 1 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CSEA presented its proposal on Appendix J – Transportation Branch Yard Procedures. The proposal would allow Heavy Truck Drivers in Nutrition Services greater access to overtime opportunities.

The District presented its first proposal on Article V: Compensation to add clarifying language on Flexible Spending Accounts, added language for medical benefit cost-sharing and eligibility, and updated benefit providers.  Article VIII - Leaves of Absence, Section R was also presented to clarify immediate family members and added reproductive loss.

No counter-proposals were presented at this time.

The next Unit B Negotiation session is on January 8, 2024.


12/11/2023

Unit A Reopener Update - Session 1 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

CSEA presented its first proposal on Article IX - Transfers and Promotions - proposed additional subsection languages to address the processes involved in involuntary transfers in the District.

The District presented its first proposal on Article V: Compensation to add clarifying language on Flexible Spending Accounts, added language for medical benefit cost-sharing and eligibility, and updated benefit providers.  Article VIII - Leaves of Absence, Section R was also presented to clarify immediate family members and added reproductive loss.

No counter-proposals were presented at this time.

CSEA will present proposals on Article III and Article VI; the District will present proposals on Article VI, Article XII, and Effects of Layoff in the next session.

 

The next Unit A Negotiation session is on December 21, 2023.


11/20/2023

On November 16, 2023, LBUSD announced its intent to participate in the Classified School Employees Summer Assistance Program (CSESAP).  An outline of the program and eligibility will be communicated as they become available.   LBUSD will be joining other surrounding districts in this program.

Negotiations Reopener Dates:

  • Unit  A Negotiations start on December 11, 2023.
  • Unit B Negotiations start on December 15, 2023.

10/5/2023

The Long Beach 2 ratification vote on the Temporary Contracting Out of HVAC Positions MOU - Unit B concluded on October 4, 2023.  This MOU passed with a majority of YES votes.


10/02/2023

The 2023-2024 Reopener Negotiations survey has been sent out to member emails.


09/26/2023

The Long Beach 2 ratification vote on the Increased Hours for Instructional Aide - Expanded Learning MOU concluded on September 26, 2023.  The MOU passed with a majority of YES votes.


09/19/2023

The Long Beach 2 ratification vote on the Implementation of the Fifth Grade Outdoor Education Program MOU and the Stipend Pay for Yearly Mandatory Training MOU concluded on September 19, 2023.  The MOUs for Unit A and Unit B passed with a majority of YES votes.


08/18/2023

Informational Meeting (hybrid - in-person and Zoom) on Outdoor Education and Stipend Pay MOU, and Summer Saver discussion on September 7.  More details HERE.


06/08/2023

The CSEA Long Beach Chapter 2 ratification vote on the Effects of Layoffs MOU for Unit A and Unit B has concluded and are now ratified by the membership with a winning number of YES votes.  The results will be forwarded to the LBUSD Board of Education for final approval.


06/02/2023

The Effects of Layoffs MOU Ratification vote started at 7:00 AM via Balloteer and will end on 6/8/23 at 7:00 PM.


06/01/2023

Informational meeting for Unit A & B Effects of Layoff MOU via Zoom.  More info HERE.


05/19/2023

Retro Checks Schedule

LBUSD approved the 2022-2023 Ratified Agreement for Unit A and B on the May 17 Board of Education meeting which includes a 9% salary increase for 2022-23 retroactive to July 1, 2022, plus a one-time “off-schedule” 3% payment based on total earnings for the 2022-23 fiscal year.

  • 9% retro checks will go out by June 7.
  • 9% ongoing raise by June 30.
  • 3% one-time payment by September.

05/03/2023

The CSEA Long Beach Chapter 2 ratification vote on the 2022-2023 Negotiations Tentative Agreements for Unit A and Unit B has concluded and are now ratified by the membership with a winning number of YES votes.  The results will now be forwarded to the LBUSD Board of Education for final approval on May 17.

Retro checks should go out in June for the 9%, and the 3% bonus will go out in the Fall.  

Your Negotiations Team, election tellers, your Executive Board, and CSEA Leadership would like to THANK YOU for participating and for your continued support for our union.


05/02/2023

Contract Informational Meeting via Zoom:

Voting will be in-person on 05/03/2023 at the Personnel Commission (PC) room 29.

Avalon members can vote in Bldg 5000 Staff Lounge from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.


04/27/2023

Increased Hours for Instructional Aide-Specials MOU Ratification Result

The CSEA Long Beach Chapter 2 ratification vote on the Increased Hours for Instructional Aide-Specials MOU concluded on 4/27/2023 and is now ratified with a winning number of YES votes.  136 online votes were cast out of 1395 possible online votes.  This is the chapter's second time to utilize an online voting system.  The result will now be forwarded to the District Board of Education for final approval.


04/19/2023

Negotiations Update:


03/20/2023

Negotiations Update:


03/14/2023

Negotiations Update:


02/09/2023

February Negotiations Update:

The next bargaining session is on March 14, 2023 and February 27, 2023 respectively.


01/26/2023

January Negotiations Update:


01/04/2023

Retro check status:

According to Payroll, the 4.5% retro check will run next week and the 2.5% one-time off-schedule payment will run the first or second week of February.  Once the retro check runs in January, the 4.5% on-schedule raise will be reflected in all future pay periods.


11/18/2022

It is our honor to announce that on November 17, 2022, Unit A membership overwhelmingly ratified (98% voting yes) the Unit A 2021-2024 Successor Tentative Agreement and the Unit B membership overwhelmingly ratified (95% voting yes) the Unit B 2021-2024 Successor Tentative Agreement. 

Today, we are notifying the District that both TAs have been ratified. Our goal is to make sure that retro checks are issued either before the December Holiday break or just after. 


11/17/2022

Long Beach Chapter 2 TAs Ratification Vote on the 2021-2024 Successor Tentative Agreements (TAs) for Unit A and Unit B.

  • Personnel Commission from 12 PM to 6 PM.
  • Catalina Island members at the Avalon K12 school from 12 PM to 2 PM.

11/16/2022

CSEA Tentative Agreement Informational Meeting at 5 PM via Zoom.


11/7/2022

It is with great pleasure to announce that we have reached a Tentative Agreement with the Long Beach Unified School District

During our site visits across the District, we heard you loud and clear. You did not want a drawn-out negotiations process and you wanted a competitive raise. You also did not want us to forego negotiating any of our initial proposal items. As soon as we ratify this agreement, we will be reaching out to you to start the 610 process for our 22-23 re-opener negotiations. 

With that clear direction, we present to you our 2021-2024 Successor Agreement. 

This Tentative Agreement must still be voted on to take effect. We will be putting out a ratification date soon. Be sure to attend our Chapter meeting on November 9, 2022 at the Teachers Resource Center at 5:00 pm to find out more. 


11/3/2022

The District presented us with a salary proposal and a proposal that would make language revisions to our leaves article in order to better conform to legal changes. 

CSEA made proposals on salary, travel expenses for Catalina Island classified employees, healthcare, holidays, and term of agreement. The􀀴District did not counter but promised to review and come prepared for our bargaining session scheduled for Monday, November 7. 

We will update you all on Monday at the conclusion of bargaining session.

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