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Bargaining Update: District Teams Pass Economic Proposals to USEP

Contract negotiations for the 2015-2016 school year moved forward this week as the District offered its initial “Economic Proposal” to both the SRP and Instructional Bargaining Teams. “The District’s initial proposal to provide an “average” of 3% to employees is a positive start, 4% would be good, and 5% would move towards getting our employees

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Bargaining Update: New Proposals

After another week of bargaining sessions, proposals are moving and progressing along.  USEP confirmed the District’s intent to allow a few long-standing MOU’s to expire and received the District’s initial proposal on teacher evaluations. USEP also made progress passing opening language of our own. The SRP team met on Wednesday and the Instructional team met

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USEP Bargaining Update: Negotiations Continue

The Union and District Teams for School-Related Personnel (SRP) returned to the bargaining table tonight to continue discussions to improve working conditions for our Teachers and SRP. Unfortunately, due to the state Legislature’s inability to pass a budget, financial discussions are on hold until sometime in June. Current issues addressed include additional time for SRP

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Pasco School Employees Ratify New Contracts

After counting over 6,000 teacher and school related personnel (SRP) votes, the United School Employees of Pasco received a stamp of approval on the most recently negotiated contracts with the District School Board of Pasco County. Sixty-six percent of eligible employees cast ballots on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. The USEP Election Committee counted the ballots

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USEP Governance Recommends New Contracts

The United School Employees of Pasco (USEP) held a special Building Representative Council meeting tonight, January 13, 2015, and Building Representatives from Pasco’s schools and worksites voted unanimously to recommend the tentative agreements to Pasco’s teachers and SRP.  This was after the USEP Executive Board met on December 16, 2014 and unanimously recommended acceptance to

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USEP Teams to Return to the Bargaining Table

Since last week’s bargaining session, the USEP bargaining teams (Instructional and SRP) have discussed and clarified several important questions that allow us to return to the bargaining table Wednesday evening (December 10th) with high hopes of settling this year’s contracts! The USEP teams did not reject the District’s last offer but simply needed additional time

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Bargaining Update: Close, But…

Last night USEP instructional and SRP negotiating teams showed solidarity when refusing to sign off on the District’s “Best and Final” proposal. The evening began with USEP teams passing proposals in response to District proposals passed before Thanksgiving break. The District countered with what is termed their “Best and Final” proposal, which includes the elimination

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