Bargaining Updates

Bargaining Flash Flyer

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.

 

2017 Bargaining Timeline Snapshot

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June 1, 2017: YTD

May 25, 2017: YTD

May 4, 2017: YTD

April 20, 2017: Gave the district our bargaining platform (below) and discussed Leaves and Absences, Academic Freedom, and Local School Leadership Councils. The district proposed a one year memorandum of understanding to implement Article XVIII, Section 1.5 of the current contract.

UTLA 2017-18 Bargaining Platform (English)
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UTLA 2017-18 Bargaining Platform (Spanish)
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April 18, 2017: sunshined bargaining demands for a new contract at the School Board meeting.

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FULL PROPOSALS

April 20, 2017

UTLA Proposals to LAUSD
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Shared Decision Making & School-based Management
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Academic Freedom & Responsibility
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March 28, 2017

LAUSD Proposals to UTLA

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  • Transfers
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  • Class Size
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March 9, 2017

UTLA Proposals to LAUSD
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  • Salary
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  • Class Size
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LAUSD Proposals to UTLA
  • Student Discipline, Legal Support & Property Loss
Aricle XXIV - Student Discipline, Legal Support & Property Loss
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February 16, 2017

UTLA Proposals to LAUSD
  • TGDC
Article X - Educator Development Support & Evaluation
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  • Student Discipline
Article XXIV - Student Climate, Student Discipline & Positive Behavior Support
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LAUSD Proposals to UTLA
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January 26, 2017

UTLA Proposals to LAUSD
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LAUSD Proposals to UTLA

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  • UTLA Rights
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  • Educator Development, Support & Evaluation
Article X - Educator Development Support & Evaluation
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  • Charter Schools
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  • Salaries
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  • Class Size
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January 12, 2017

UTLA Proposals to LAUSD
  • Salary
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  • Class Size
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  • Academic Freedom
Article XXV - Academic Freedom & Responsibility
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2016-17 Bargaining Flash Flyers

  • No. 4
Feb. 21, 2017 - Bargaining Flash No. 4
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  • No. 3
Feb. 7, 2017 - Bargaining Flash No. 3
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  • No. 2
Jan. 17, 2017 - Bargaining Flash No. 2
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  • No. 1
Jan. 4, 2017 - Bargaining Flash No. 1
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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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