AFT 1493’s bargaining team is preparing to begin faculty contract negotiations with District negotiators on a new three-year contract (July 2019 to June 2022) and, in preparation, the union conducted a survey of District faculty on areas that could be improved or added to our contract and what should be priorities in negotiations. In total, 187 faculty members completed the survey and the survey responses were used to help develop AFT’s initial contract proposals for the new round of negotiations. See a summary of faculty responses to the Negotiations Survey.
The bargaining team, led by Chief Negotiator Joaquin Rivera, have used the survey responses, along with outstanding issues from previous negotiations, and new issues that have arisen since the previous negotiations, to develop AFT’s initial contract proposals for the new round of negotiations.
At the December 12, 2018 Board meeting, the District formally presented their initial negotiating statement in response to AFT’s proposals, but no specific proposals were made. Union and District bargaining teams are planning to begin negotiations meetings soon.