• The updates provided on this page are related to labor negotiation updates for EMUEA (Teacher's Union) and the El Monte Union High School District. For updates related specifically to CSEA (Classified Union) or the EMUEA AE (Adult Ed Union), click the links accordingly. 

  • Updates from 12.1.22

    Posted by Robin Torres on 12/1/2022

    The negotiation session was focused strictly on Article 29-Salaries and Fringe Benefits.  The session began with EMUEA providing a counter proposal that included the following: An increase of 10.5% on-schedule salary increase effective July 1, 2022. EMUEA has also removed the previous proposal from the District of a 3.5% one-time payment.

    The District provided a counter proposal that included the following: An increase of 8.5% on-schedule salary increase effective July 1, 2022.  Additionally, the District proposed a permanent addition of 3 PD Days to the work calendar.  The additional 3 work days would be compensated for by an additional 1.65% on-schedule salary increase. Lastly, the District also included a 2.5% one-time payment. Along with the salary proposals, the District updated all District contributions to Fringe Benefits effective January 1, 2023.

    EMUEA returned a counter proposal for salaries to include the following: an increase of 10% on-schedule salary increase effective July 1, 2022. EMUEA removed the Districts proposal for an additional 1.65% on-schedule increase for additional PD days. EMUEA also added a 2.5% one-time payment to their counter proposal.

    EMUEA accepted all adjustments to the Fringe Benefits.

    The District's next proposal to EMUEA included the following: an increase of 8.5% on-schedule salary increase effective July 1, 2022 along with a permanent addition of 3 PD Days to the work calendar for an increase of 1.65%. These two on-schedule salary increases combine for a total of 10.15% on-schedule salary increase for EMUEA. The District also provided detailed information on how the PD Days would be organized. The District also included a 3% one-time payment.

    The final proposal of the day came from EMUEA to include the following: an increase of 10% effective July 1, 2022.  EMUEA has again removed the additional PD Days as well as the total on-schedule salary increase of 10.15%. EMUEA also proposed to add a 1.5% one-time payment.

    The next negotiation session will be on December 15, 2022.

     

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  • Updates from 10.17.22

    Posted by Robin Torres on 10/18/2022

    The District provided a counter proposal for Article 8-Hours.  The proposal stated that beginning with the 2023-2024 school year, all comprehensive sites will adopt a schedule allowing classes to meet a minimum of 3 days a week with one period of preparation assigned to a teacher.

    The District also provided a counter proposal for Article 29-Salaries and Fringe Benefits.  The District is proposing a 6.56 % on-schedule salary increase and a 3% off-schedule one-time pay for the 2022-2023 school year beginning August 1, 2022.  The District also proposed a 3% on-schedule salary increase for the 2023-2024 school year.  The District agreed to accept the language for E-2: Co-curricular and Coaching Stipends.  

    A discussion also took place regarding the seasons of sport on the co-curricular salary schedule.  The discussion also included additional stipends needed for Interscholastic Athletics and the time period for each season of sport.  Further discussion and language change will be brought to the next negotiation session by both teams on November 3, 2022.

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  • Updates from 10.5.22

    Posted by Robin Torres on 10/6/2022

    The District provided a counter offer for Article 29-Salary and Fringe Benefits.  The District is proposing a 6.55% on-schedule salary increase and a 3% off-schedule one-time pay for the 2022-2023 school year beginning August 1, 2022.  The District also reverted to CTE credentialed teachers without a bachelor's degree to not advance past column 1 of the salary schedule. The District also proposed language  under E-2. Co-curricular and Coaching Stipends to read: "Varsity coaches and all varsity assistant coaches receiving a stipend and participating in C.I.F. playoffs shall receive pro-rated pay during the playoffs computed on a weekly (or part thereof) basis. The District also discussed the addition of the following coaching stipends to be added:  Girls JV Wrestling, Boys Varsity and JV Volleyball.

    EMUEA provided a counter offer for Article 29-Salary and Fringe Benefits.  EMUEA again proposed an 11% on-schedule salary increase and striking the 3% off-schedule one-time pay.  EMUEA agreed to keep CTE teachers without a bachelor's degree on their current salary schedule. EMUEA revised the coaching stipend language to read: Varsity coaches and all varsity assistant coaches receiving a stipend who participate in C.I.F. playoffs shall receive prorated pay during the playoffs computed on a weekly (or part thereof) basis.

    The next negotiation session will be on October 17, 2022.

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  • Updates from 9.27.22

    Posted by Robin Torres on 9/27/2022

    The District and EMUEA resumed negotiations on September 27, 2022.

    The District provided a counter offer for Article 29-Salaries and Fringe Benefits.  The proposal from the District was a 6 1/2 % on-schedule salary increase and a 3% off-schedule one-time pay for the 2022-2023 school year beginning August 1, 2022.  The District also reverted to CTE credentialed teachers without a bachelor's degree to not advance past column 1 of the salary schedule.

    The District also provided a counter offer for Article 31-Summer School.  The proposal stated that teachers working 60% or more of summer school will accrue 10 hours of earned sick leave. EMUEA has agreed to this language and Article 31 has been signed as a tentative agreement (TA).

    EMUEA provided a counter offer for Article 8-Hours.  The proposal states that classroom teachers are assigned a minimum of one conference period per regular school day. The proposal also states that with 75% of site certificated staff, a school may adjust its instructional and preparation periods.  For the first two years, site administration and 75% of certificated staff must reaffirm the new schedule or return to its previous schedule.

    EMUEA also provided a counter offer for Article 25-Class Size.  The proposal states that teachers will have a maximum student load of 160 students, with physical education teachers able to have 180 students assigned to them. The proposal also states that teachers at FRLHS will only be assigned 100 students.

    EMUEA presented a counter proposal for Article 29-Salaries and Fringe Benefits.  EMUEA is proposing an 11% on-schedule salary increase with no off-schedule increase beginning July 1, 2022. They will also be provided a separate counterproposal for CTE teachers' compensation.

     

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  • Updates from 9.9.22

    Posted by Robin Torres on 9/10/2022

    The District and EMUEA resumed negotiations on September 9, 2022.

    The District provided a counter offer to EMUEA for Article 8-Hours. The change in language proposed was that all classroom teachers would be assigned one period during their teacher's schedule as a preparation/conference period.

    EMUEA did not provide a counter offer for Article 25-Class Size.

    EMUEA provided a counter offer for Article 29-Salaries and Fringe Benefits.  The proposal reverted to the 12% on-schedule salary increase for the 2022-2023 school year. EMUEA also proposed that full-time CTE teachers without a bachelor's degree be placed on the general teacher salary schedule.

    The District provided EMUEA with another counter proposal for Article 29-Salaries and Fringe Benefits.  The District's proposal is a 5% on-schedule salary increase with an additional one-time off-schedule payment of 2% of the members' base salary. The District also reverted to CTE credentialed teachers without a bachelor's degree to not advance past column 1 of the salary schedule.

    EMUEA gave the last counter proposal of the day for Article 29-Salaries and Fringe Benefits.  The change from their earlier proposal was an increase of 11% on-schedule to the salary. EMUEA also accepted the 2% off-salary one-time payment.

    The next negotiation session is scheduled for September 27, 2022.

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  • Updates from 6.7.22

    Posted by Robin Torres on 6/9/2022

    The District and EMUEA met on June 7, 2022 for the third negotiation session.

    EMUEA did not provide a counter offer for Article 8-Hours.  

    EMUEA did not provide a counter offer for Article 25-Class Size.

    The District provided a budget presentation to EMUEA then provided a counter offer for Article 29-Salaries and Fringe Benefits.  The District's proposal is to increase the on-schedule salary by three (3%) percent as well as make a 2.20% contribution to employee's retirement contribution and a 1.5% increase for step & column movement. The District also proposed to keep full-time CTE credentialed teachers without a bachelor's degree on the existing salary schedule.

    EMUEA stated that the only dates they are available to resume negotiations during the summer months are July 26-28, 2022.

    The next negotiation session has yet to be scheduled.

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  • Updates from 5.18.22

    Posted by Robin Torres on 5/20/2022

    The District and EMUEA met on May 18, 2022 for the third negotiation session.

    The District provided a counter offer to EMUEA for Article 8-Hours.  The proposal stated that each school must have equitable minutes per conference period and that conference periods may not be offered each day of the week. The District also proposed that all school sites be on a six (6) period bell schedule, as well as any site-based decision-making plan which proposes any change to this schedule go through negotiations.

    EMUEA did not provide a counter offer for Article 8-Hours.

    EMUEA provided an initial proposal to Article 29-Salaries and Fringe Benefits.  The proposal requests a 12% on-schedule salary increase effective July 1, 2022. 

    The next negotiation session is scheduled for June 6, 2022.

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  • Updates from 5.12.22

    Posted by Robin Torres on 5/13/2022

    The District and EMUEA met on May 5, 2022 for the second negotiation session.

    EMUEA submitted a counter offer to Article 8-Hours.  EMUEA struck down the equitable minutes for conference periods across the district. EMUEA also struck down the District's proposal for instructional and preparation periods in a two-week span. This would place Article 8 back in its original state with the exception of EMUEA's request to allow individual school sites to reaffirm scheduling within the first two years of a changed bell schedule.

    EMUEA also submitted a counter offer to  Article 25-Class Size.  The counter proposal stated that the average class size per teacher would not exceed 32 students, with a maximum of 36 students per class. It also stated that Special Education classes will have a maximum of 15 students per class and ALD/ELD classes will average 20 students and not exceed 25 students.

    The District gave a counter proposal to address class size stating:  class size average for schools with a six-period bell schedule shall not exceed 36, special education class size average shall not exceed 20 and physical education classes shall not exceed 51.  There were also several specialized courses that would be excluded from these class sizes.

    The next negotiation session is scheduled for May 18, 2022.

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  • Updates from 4.26.22

    Posted by Robin Torres on 4/26/2022

    The District and EMUEA met on April 26, 2022 to begin negotiations for the 2022-2023 school year. 

    The District provided an initial proposal for Article 31-Summer School.  The proposal clarifies earned sick leave for summer school as well as nutrition supervision.

    The District also provided an initial proposal for Article 8-Hours. The District proposed language to align all comprehensive high schools  to be within 5% of the average total instructional and preparation periods in a two-week span.

    EMUEA presented an initial proposal for Article 25-Class Size.  EMUEA proposed a limit to the average class size per teacher not to exceed 30 students in a semester, with a maximum class size of 36 in any class. Exceptions to these class sizes would be special education, adapted physical education, ELD and ALD classes.

    The next negotiation session is scheduled for May 12, 2022.

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