Collective bargaining is a process by which the District and the exclusive representative of each certificated and classified faculty and staff groups meet to negotiate matters relating to wages, hours of employment, and other terms and conditions of employment. The end result of the collective bargaining process is the ratification of a collective bargaining agreement, which is a written, legally enforceable contract for a specified period between the District and the exclusive representative of its faculty and staff.
California Government Code 3543.2. specifically delineates the scope of representation as the following:
(a) The scope of representation shall be limited to matters relating to wages, hours of employment, and other terms and conditions of employment. “Terms and conditions of employment” mean health and welfare benefits as defined by Section 53200, leave, transfer and reassignment policies, safety conditions of employment, class size, procedures to be used for the evaluation of employees, organizational security pursuant to Section 3546, procedures for processing grievances pursuant to Sections 3548.5, 3548.6, 3548.7, and 3548.8, the layoff of probationary certificated school district employees, pursuant to Section 44959.5 of the Education Code, and alternative compensation or benefits for employees adversely affected by pension limitations pursuant to Section 22316 of the Education Code, to the extent deemed reasonable and without violating the intent and purposes of Section 415 of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, the exclusive representative of certificated personnel has the right to consult on the definition of educational objectives, the determination of the content of courses and curriculum, and the selection of textbooks to the extent such matters are within the discretion of the public school employer under the law. All matters not specifically enumerated are reserved to the public school employer and may not be a subject of meeting and negotiating, provided that nothing herein may be construed to limit the right of the public school employer to consult with any employees or employee organization on any matter outside the scope of representation.
Collective Bargaining Agreements
For more information related to wages, hours of employment, and other terms and conditions of employment, please select from the following collective bargaining agreements: