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Labor Relations

Evergreen Public Schools has established this page to keep the community informed on collective bargaining with district employees who are represented by labor unions. The Evergreen Education Association (EEA) represents teachers, coaches and other certificated positions; the Public School Employees - Office Clerical (PSE-OC) represents secretaries; the Public School Employees - Large Group (PSE) represents other classified positions including bus drivers, cooks, custodians, paraeducators, and technology support staff; and, the Evergreen Administrators' Association (EAA) represents employees in school administrative positions.


Information on this page provides an archive on the bargaining teams’ efforts to date to reach agreement on the renewal of union contracts:

The current EEA bargaining agreement runs through August 31, 2019.

The current PSE-OC bargaining agreement runs through August 31, 2019.

The current PSE-LG bargaining agreement runs through August 31, 2019.

The current EAA bargaining agreement runs through June 30, 2021.

Updates

July 19, 2018
EEA leadership presents contract proposal.
District issues position and requests for response from EEA leadership

 

June 12, 2018
Meeting cancelled by EEA leadership.

 

June 11, 2018
District issues response to EEA contract proposal.
District Bargaining Team and EEA leadership meet for 90 minutes. EEA leadership ends meeting.

 

June 7, 2018
District Bargaining Team and EEA leadership meet for 90 minutes. EEA leadership presents district with a contract proposal. Both sides agree to end meeting.

 

May 24, 2018
The district responds to EEA leadership's request to bargain. EPS response letter

 

May 15, 2018
EEA leadership sends 'request to bargain' letter to district administration. EEA letter

Questions?

Frequently Asked Questions

Submit your questions using the form at the top of this page.

Q.  I'm confused about why the link to 2018-2019 Teacher Salary Schedule is different than the first section of the next attachment, "Current Contract 2018-19 Total Compensation..." It looks like the first grid in the second link should match up with the 2018-2019 Teacher Salary Schedule, but it doesn't.

A.  The table in the 2018-19 Teacher Salary Schedule shows only the inflation adjusted salary amount without any Time, Responsibility and Incentive (TRI) pay.  The top number in each cell shows the total amount of salary paid for each person at that step/column (# of people times salary).  It was presented to show the cost of the existing contract increase from the 2nd year (2017-18 @ $125.6) to the 3rd year (2018-19 @ $133.9).  An increase of $8.3M

The document titled Current Contract 2018-19 Total Compensation Combined Salary Schedule provides a view of the current contract using the Association Leadership’s proposed new TRI percentage (10.8%), acknowledging the rest of the current TRI (16.75%) as part of basic education salary.  The top table is the current contract’s “Basic Education” salary.  The second table is the additional 10.8% remaining TRI.  The third table combines the “Basic Education” salary, with TRI (10.8%) and also moves the current teachers professional fund ($1,500 per year) into salary per the Association Leadership’s proposal to create an accurate comparison of total compensation.


Q.  Where is the regionalization money going?

A.  Along with the increased salary allocation from the state for all employee categories, the 6% additional regionalization funding is being applied to existing salaries starting next year.  It is helping cover the previously agreed to increases for the 2018-19 school year as well as replace the salary portions previously covered by the local levy as the local levy is reduced.  

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