Negotiation Facts

July 29, 2016

Dear TRUE Members:

The TRUE office received an email from a member questioning why the association would not accept a 2% raise. A valid question to be sure.

FACT:  Administration received a 5% raise for this year and another 5% for next year. We believe we deserve at least the same.

FACT:  The proposal from the District was an “all or nothing offer”, not a legitimate offer, just one for appearance sake.  It took away our opportunity to bargain next year, and set back our working conditions to an unacceptable level. The District knew coming to the table that their offer was not one that we could accept.

FACT:  TRUSD received:

9.5 million dollars in Supplemental/Concentration Funds

2.3 million dollars in Base Funds

For a grand total of 11.8 million dollars

FACT:  In California school districts, certificated employees receive 55% of the district’s budget – This means that TRUE members should be getting 6.49 million dollars added to increase our salaries, benefits, and working conditions.

FACT:  In addition to this “on-going” money, there are “one-time” monies that came into our district. TRUSD received:

3.2 million dollars in Lottery Funds

5.3 million dollars in Mandated Reimbursement Funds

For a grand total of 8.5 million dollars

55% of this equals 4.68 million dollars of one time funds that could be used to pay for bonuses or professional development pay.

Myth:  The District is bargaining in good faith.

In solidarity,

Janet Edwards

TRUE Lead Negotiator

TRUE Office: (916) 648-9791


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