After months of negotiations and member actions the Local 21 SFUSD Bargaining Team has reached a Tentative Agreement with their employer. SFUSD members will be voting on the deal November 7.
The three-year deal, retroactive to July 1, 2017, calls for a 3% equity adjustment plus 9% wage increases over three years. The first raise, retro to July 1, 2017, will be more than 6%.
This is a group whose wages relative to similar positions with the City were not competitive, and it was a goal of bargaining to get an equity adjustment that would close that gap.
“Given the slowdown in state funding for San Francisco public schools, this is an excellent wage package and we urge every Local 21 member to come out and vote for it,” said Jan Gyn, president of the Local 21 SFUSD chapter. “I want to applaud every member who attended a school board meeting or rally, wore a button, carried a sign, or signed a petition or letter. This is a victory that we can be proud of.”
The new agreement also contains “contingency language” that could result in higher wage increases if the district receives more money than anticipated.
In addition to the wage package, the tentative agreement also:
- Increases the number of floating holidays from three to five.
- Expands the scope of bereavement language to include aunts, uncles, grandchildren, and “any other person to whom employee may be reasonably deemed to owe respect.”
- Grants release time for designated union representatives to meet with members and take care of other Union business.