The California School Employees Association (CSEA) represents over 250,000 classified employees working in public schools and community colleges in California. These employees include bus drivers, custodians, food service workers, instructional aides, and office staff.
Recently, the CSEA negotiated a new union contract with the California School Boards Association. The contract includes a 3% salary increase for classified employees in the first year, followed by a 2% increase in the second year and a 1% increase in the third year. The contract also includes a one-time bonus of $500 for employees who have been with the district for at least 10 years.
The new contract also includes provisions for safety and health, such as a requirement for districts to conduct regular safety inspections, provide personal protective equipment, and follow state guidelines for COVID-19 safety protocols.
In addition to salary and safety provisions, the contract addresses issues related to workload and job security. The contract limits the number of hours that employees can be required to work, and provides for job security through a process for resolving layoff disputes.
This new contract is a win for classified employees in California school districts, providing them with salary increases, safety protections, and job security. It also reflects the CSEA`s commitment to advocating for its members` rights and ensuring that they are fairly compensated for their important work in California`s schools.