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    Collective Bargaining 101
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    Labor Relations Update
    This page is designed to provide our staff and community with information, resources and progress reports relevant to the current contract negotiations that are taking place between the Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) and the Del Mar California Teachers Association (DMCTA). Please check back often for updates as this process moves forward.
     
     
    2018/19 Updates:
     
    UPDATES: 
    Negotiations Session #1 10/18/2019
    Negotiations Session #2 12/11/2019
    Negotiations Session #3 1/18/2019
    Negotiations Session #4 2/26/2019
    Negotiations Session #5 3/28/2019
    Negotiations Session #6 4/26/2019
    Negotiations Session #7 5/28/2019
    Negotiations Session #8 6/3/2019 Tentative Agreement Reached
     
    Tentative Agreement reached June 3, 2019

    With regard to salary/benefits:

    • 4% increase (retroactive to July 2018) on schedule
    • 2% increase on schedule for 2019-20 school year
    • 1% salary increase for Range 5, Starting at Step 14, effective 7/1/2019
    • Increase the extra duty pay from $35 to $40, effective 7/1/2019
    • Eliminate “per diem” rates of pay for extra duty, and replace with $65 per hour for instructional or specialized service pay
    • Initial salary placement for SLPs will start at Step 10
    • Provide CSHA conference reimbursement, up to $500 per year, to SLPs
    • Provide an additional $5,000 annual stipend to School Psychologists, in exchange for 5 extra days per year.  This would be optional for existing School Psychologists.
    • Increase the benefits cap by $500, effective 7/1/2019

    With regard to contract language:

    • New language that limits the bargaining teams to six members per side.  Previously, the contract had no limits.
    • Eliminated a 10 day rule for attaching statements to write ups in Personnel files.
    • Clean up language changing reference limitations to derogatory evidence in Personnel files from three years to four years, to match Ed Code.
    • New language that requires new certificated employees work an additional two days per year, at their per diem rate, in order to attend orientation at the beginning of the year. 
    • New language that provides employees with five bereavement days in the event of the death of a unit members spouse or child.
    • New language that clarifies open enrollment periods for the Catastrophic Leave Bank.
    • Clean up language that limits shared contract benefit sharing to full package splits only. 
    • New language that designates two CLWs per year be scheduled for collaboration around report cards or student progress as determined by site administrators.
    • New language that provides the District will make a good faith effort to place combination teachers in one of the two grade levels in the combo class when enrollment no longer necessitates a combo class.
    • Clean up language on the salary schedule to eliminate references to out of date practices.
     
    2017/18 Updates:
     
    UPDATES: 
    Negotiations Session #1 2/6/2018
    Negotiations Session #2 3/8/2018
    Negotiations Session #3 4/26/2018
    Negotiations Session #4 5/31/2018
    Negotiations Session #5 10/18/2018 Tentative Agreement Reached
    Agreement Ratified by Union 11/13/2018 Approved 100%
    Agreement Board Approved  11/14/2018
     

    Tentative Agreement reached October 18, 2018 (regarding salary)

    The Del Mar Union School District (“DMUSD”) and Del Mar California Teachers Association (“DMCTA”) met in and collectively bargained through the Interest Based Bargaining process and have mutually agreed to the following salary changes:  

    • Increase of the schedule by 1.5% effective July 1, 2017. 
    • Increase of the schedule by 1.25% effective July 1, 2018.
    • An off-schedule 1% payment for the 2017-18 school year.
    • Improvement of the Regular Certificated Salary Schedule by increasing the schedule by:
      • $400 per year, for Range 5, Steps 16, 20, and 24 effective July 1, 2018.
      • $800 per year, for Range 5, Steps 17, 21, and 25 effective July 1, 2018.
      • $1,200 per year, for Range 5, Steps 18, 22, and 26 effective July 1, 2018.
      • $1,000 per year, for Range 5, Step 28+ effective July 1, 2018.
     
     
     
    2016/17 Updates:
     
     
    UPDATES: 
    Negotiations Session #1 January 10, 2017    
    Negotiations Session #2 March 2, 2017  
    Negotiations Session #3 March 21, 2017  
    Negotiations Session #4 April 18, 2017  
    Negotiations Session #5 May 2, 2017  
    Negotiations Session #6 May 9, 2017  

    Representatives of the Del Mar California Teachers Association (DMCTA) and the Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement during Interest-Based Bargaining (IBB) on May 9, 2017.  97% of DMCTA membership approved to ratify the agreement on May 23, 2017.  The agreement is within the DMUSD-DMCTA Contract in the link above.
     
     
    2015/16:
     
     
    UPDATES: 
     
    Negotiations Session #1
    October 29, 2015    
    Negotiations Session #2 January 21, 2016  
    Negotiations Session #3 February 25, 2016  
    Negotiations Session #4 March 29, 2016  
    Negotiations Session #5 April 19, 2016  
    Negotiations Session #6 May 17, 2016  
    Negotiations Session #7 June 20, 2016 Tentative Agreement Reached
    Agreement Ratified by Union September 9, 2016 Approved 99.4%
    Agreement Board Approved  September 28, 2016
     
     
    Tentative Agreement reached March 29, 2016 (regarding salary)
    The Del Mar Union School District (“DMUSD”) and Del Mar California Teachers Association (“DMCTA”) met in and collectively bargained through the Interest Based Bargaining process and have mutually agreed to salary changes.  
     
    Key Changes:
    - Increase on schedule of 3.0%, effective July 1, 2015.
    - Increase on schedule of 2.0%, effective July 1, 2016.
    - One-time bonus (based on FTE), effective June 2016:
           - Hired prior to December 31, 2015: $500.00.
             Hired after December 31, 2015: $250.00.