By Rachel KANE
California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter #3 and the Glendale Unified School District reached a tentative employee agreement Tuesday for the 2010-2011 through the 2012-2013 school years.
The agreement includes concessions made by the CSEA in favor of keeping the district in solid financial standing in light of the current state budget crisis, including furlough days for classified employees.
According to the document released Wednesday, furlough days agreed to by the CSEA would be void if funds from HB 1586, federal legislation to fund educational jobs, were approved for the year.
The agreement also allows for the district or the CSEA to reopen negotiations on wages and health and welfare benefits in the 2011-2013 school years and to reconsider these articles of the agreement in the event of increased state funding to the district.
Classified employees were also presented with a little more than $13,500 yearly cap on health insurance benefit contributions from the district that would increase by 8% on July 1, 2011, and continue to increase by the same percentage every year afterwards, according to the tentative agreement.
The CSEA will vote on whether to ratify the agreement by 2 p.m. on Sept. 11.
To view the entire 27 page tentative agreement, visit www.gusd.net.