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SRVUSD closing pay-raise deals with classified unions

Original post made on Apr 4, 2016

The San Ramon Valley school district appears on track to solidify new labor agreements with all of its classified workers that include pay increases similar to raises given to local teachers and other employees this year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, April 3, 2016, 9:43 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by Resident1
a resident of Danville
on Apr 4, 2016 at 7:17 am

And the anti-school home owners of Danville begin their rants in 3...2...1.....


Posted by Ralph Kramden
a resident of Danville
on Apr 4, 2016 at 9:07 am

@Resident1 - please explain the phrase "anti-school" so we can decide whether or not to bash you or the school district first.


Posted by Not anti-school, but there is a problem
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 4, 2016 at 9:12 pm

I am not anti-school at all, but there is a huge problem with the board giving retroactive raises to classified employees. Some classified employees are paid by their school's ed fund. Suddenly ed funds are being forced to find money they did not anticipate on spending because of the retroactive raise. While some schools in our district could easily raise the extra funds, others will struggle and will not be able to add more programs to their school.

This is the 2nd (maybe the 3rd?) year in a row that the board has done this to ed funds. It is ridiculous and unfair that the board does this to it's schools. My school counts every penny and struggles to find money for vital programs.

I can't believe 5 individuals are doing this to our schools. I definitely believe in raises - our certificated and classified employees work hard and deserve a raise. But to make it retroactive is irresponsible and careless.


Posted by Danvillemommy
a resident of Danville
on Apr 5, 2016 at 7:07 am

You are obviously misinformed about the union bargaining process and what retroactive means, as well as contract law.


Posted by SHale99
a resident of another community
on Apr 5, 2016 at 1:45 pm

SHale99 is a registered user.

No doubt the retro pay is to when the contract expired; not a big deal and standard practice.

What IS odd is how do union employees get a bonus? Oh, that they call 'one time payments'. Pretty certain you agree to join a union you should have the thought you won't get a bonus. Generally, only managers get those and they are not 'protected' by the union.


Posted by Get to Yes
a resident of Danville
on Apr 5, 2016 at 6:48 pm

Not real familiar with this situation, but sometimes bonuses are paid as a one time catch-up after lean years. Management likes them in lieu of other kinds of pay increases because raises are forever in the base, whereas a bonus does not recur.


Posted by To Danville Mommy
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 6, 2016 at 8:20 pm

To To Danville Mommy:

Can you please then explain to me how I am misinformed about the union bargaining process and what retroactive means? Because I am the president of the ed fund at my school and I was told last month to find several thousands of dollars to pay for what the Board is doing. If you could shed light, and possibly save us the money and the burden of raising it, I would greatly appreciate your comments.

-Not anit-school mommy


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