Please click the link below to access the VTA Bargaining Update following yesterday's General Membership meeting at Vista Magnet Middle School.
The bargaining teams for VTA and VUSD met together for the first time on April 5, 2017. The entire contract is open for negotiations this year, but the teams agreed that no changes were needed for Articles 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 14, 27, and 28. The teams began to exchange initial proposals for the remaining articles but did not have time to complete all of them. On April 18 the teams will meet again in order to finish exchanging their initial proposals. In addition, both teams will begin to respond to the initial proposals that were presented on April 5.
It's hard to believe that 2016 is winding down. 2016 was quite a ride. And yet for VTA/VUSD things were fairly quiet. A year ago we signed an agreement with the district that gave both parties some breathing room.
Well now it's time to start thinking about bargaining again. Both parties will need sunshine proposals (announce what they want to discuss) at an upcoming board meeting, likely in March.
To all VTA members if you have feedback, ideas, questions or requests for the bargaining process please contact your site rep or VTA and let us know what's important to you.
Alternatively you can click on this link.
Wishing you all happy holidays and a fantastic new year.
VUSD and VTA Reach Tentative Agreement
The Vista Unified School District and the Vista Teachers Association reached a tentative agreement on Monday, November 30, 2015 regarding Salary, Benefits, and Work Year. The Tentative Agreement has been ratified by the VTA membership and it will next be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval at the December 10, 2015 School Board Meeting.
Details about the Agreement include:
It is with great pleasure that I am announcing the member ratification of the Tentative Agreement between the Vista Teachers Association and VUSD. Despite a very short window for voting you all stepped up and made it happen. It just goes to show, We Are Vista Educators and we can accomplish anything we put our mind to. The TA now goes to the school board for approval Thursday night.
Thanks need to go out to all of our members, because together we are strong and together we make a difference. Special thanks to Pat Eamus and our crisis team for all their organizing efforts. Thanks also to the bargaining team: Ron Ferreirae, Susan Martin, Laurie Kania Jim Ryan, Erin Dayus, Valerie Holseth, Reagan Duncan and Georgine Tomasi for countless hours and all their hard work. Finally thanks to the Site Reps for supporting VTA’s efforts. Our successful ratification vote couldn’t have happened without the tireless organizing they did at the site level. You guys rock.
At approximately 5:30 PM, Monday Nov 30, 2015 the VTA e-board approved the Tentative Agreement reached today w/VUSD. The TA now goes to members for approval. Thanks to All involved. Your support made this possible. Details will be sent via email and voting should be completed by Friday.
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VTA EDUCATORS ROCK
When your leadership asked you to step up you did.
Following your willingness to show up on a raining Monday night we ran the action vote for about 2 more weeks.
Here's the results.
So now we are looking towards trying to get an agreement. Your bargaining team is still working and talking.
There will be a board meeting on Dec 10 and mediation will be on Dec 14.
Enjoy your holiday.
Be safe and come back rested.
Stay tuned for next steps.
Yes - 851
No -- 44
VTA's Bargaining team met today with the mediator. We've scheduled a third session for Dec. 14th to continue negotiations. We thank you for your support last night at the strike authorization vote. If you weren't able to vote last night please stop in the VTA office(2141 Industrial Court, Suite C, Vista, 92081) tomorrow, Wednesday 2:30-5pm or this Friday 2:30-5pm....or Thursday at Temple Heights 3:15-4:45 in room 123.
-VTA Bargaining Team
VTA’s Bargaining team met with the mediator today. We’ve scheduled a second session for Nov. 3 to continue negotiations. We thank you for your support with the Wednesday blackout/eclipse! Expect to see more action and requests to participate in crisis events and meetings in the upcoming week. Be on the lookout for more information!
VTA Bargaining Team
$20.8 Million. That’s the amount of new money that VUSD is receiving from the State of California and yet they are only offering the Teachers of Vista, $2.5. Does that sound like a fair share? VTA DECLARED IMPASSE today after receiving VUSD’s latest offer.