Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June 2nd Negotiations Session

We met with the district today. They responded to our contract language items* and the vast majority of those are still open for discussion. We in turn heard their proposed contract language items. We also got an update on the numbers that we need to create an economic proposal**.

That's our next step - AHEM negotiators will be meeting on June 9th to craft our initial economic proposal and respond to the district's contract items. We will present that proposal at our next bargaining session on June 16th.

Stay tuned....

Your Negotiators,
Paul, Sandy, Vicki, LeMoyne, David, Gary, and Julie

*Contract language items are the pieces of language that layout the specifics of our working agreement. When you can use personal days, how leaves work, what happens if you are transferred and many, many more items are examples of contract language.
**The economic proposal includes everything that has a cost, like salaries, insurance, retirement, some contract language items, and stipends.