United Teachers of Richmond CTA/NEA

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January 9, 2016

Here you will find the Bargaining Update from 1/9/2016.

Here you will find the completed Completed January TA with Cover page and Salary Schedules.

Articles not included have no changes.

Voting will be at your sites next week, January 11-15th.  You can also stop by the UTR office during business hours and vote.  All ballots are due to the UTR office by 5 P.M. on Friday, January 15th.

There will be a TA Q and A Wednesday, January 13th @ 4:15.  It will be held in the Richmond High Little Theater.

December 17, 2015

Here is the Bargaining Update 12.17.15.

December 14, 2015

Hey everyone!  Here is our latest: Bargaining Update 12.10.15

Here are the downloadable proposals:

UTR Proposals (Not Tentative Agreements)

Art 1 Agreement 12-5-15

Art 10 Hours of Employment and Duty Assignment 12-5-15

Art 13 Leaves 12-5-15

Art 22 School Calendar 12-5-15

Art 23 Salary 12-8-15

Appendix A 6% Steps Longevity (1)

Appendix B 6%

Art 24 Extra Duty Pay 12-5-15

Art 25 Benefits 12-2-15

Appendix M 12-8-2015

WCCUSD Counter Proposal (Signed)

Art 18 Personnel Files 12-8-2015

November 30, 2015

The Bargaining Team met with the district last week.  Below is the Bargaining Update as well as the full proposal from WCCUSD.  Our team is preparing a counter proposal and will be back at the table in the next couple of weeks.

November 16, 2015

The Bargaining Team has met with the district twice in the last week.  Once on Saturday!  Below are the Bargaining Updates from those two meetings, as well as links to the full proposals.  We will be back at the table in the next couple of weeks.

Bargaining Update 11.13.15

Bargaining Update 11.14.15

Art 10 Hours of Employment and Duty Assignment 11-12-15

Art 12 Class Size 11-12-15

Art 18 Personnel Files 11-12-15

Art 23 Salary 11-12-15

Art 23 Speech Psyc Salary

Art 52 SPED 11-12-15

Article 9 Disciplinary Action 11-12-15

October 29, 2015

October 20, 2015
The new bargaining team met with the district yesterday. The members of the district bargaining team are Ken Whittemore, Cheryl Cotton, Wendell Greer, Sheri Gamba, and Michael Wasilchin.  We have tentative agreements on the following articles (click on each to see the full document):
In preparation for our next bargaining session, we have asked for information regarding the following items:
1. Itemized expenditures for technology, Parcel Tax funds, consultants, and books and materials
2. PowerSchool master schedules for all schools in the district with the student counts per class
3. The composition of the District Site Agreement Coordinating Council and how that body works with the school sites
The tentative agreements will be posted on the UTR website by the end of the week.  We have heard the membership and we know that salary is a big priority. The executive board is working on creating a written direction for the bargaining team. Once we receive that document, we will be able to move forward with negotiating salary.  We ask for your support in showing a united front and willingness to organize.
In Unity,
The UTR Bargaining Team
Lucy Giusto – Bargaining Chair
Gissele Medina – Secretary
Michelle Hart – Historian
Michale Johston – Math Expert
Nyla DeLong – Math Expert
Lashante Smith – Process Observer
Wendy Phillips – member
Rhem Bell – UTR Executive Director


United Teachers of Richmond Bargaining Team

The UTR Bargaining Team represents and bargains for the UTR bargaining unit. The responsibility and authority for directing this bargaining process on behalf of the association is vested in UTR Executive Board, subject to policies established by the UTR Representative Council.
Meet the Team:

Lucy Guisto (Chair), Michael Johnston, Michelle Hart, Lashante Smith, Nyla DeLong, Gisselle Medina, and Wendy Phillips.


Contact the bargaining team!  Here’s how:

Email them at: bargaining@unitedteachersofrichmond.com