Bargaining Update 6
April 16th, 2018
Bargaining Update 6
Hello AMU Members,
In our bargaining session today, April 16th, 2018 GDPSC continued to argue that we deserve less salary next year than we are paid this year. They refused to update their salary offer from a month ago, which removes this year’s 3% salary increase from our compensation and replaces it with a 1.5% increase.
Your AMU Bargaining Committee continues to bargain in good faith, presenting GDPSC with a salary offer that demands a multi-year salary increase in line with today’s economic realities: more funding from the state of California, and reduced costs for benefits. GDPSC refused to alter their offer.
GDPSC claims impoverishment but continues to implement a multi-year commitment to creating a bloated bureaucracy that dramatically increases compensation for off-campus administrators, and suppresses the compensation of classroom teachers and counselors. GDPSC has added multiple layers of upper management in recent years, creating an insular skyscraper culture with little day-to-day interaction with the students and families we serve. Why? Because this is how corporate America operates, which GDPSC is increasingly insistent that we accept.
In other news, AMU and GDPSC have reached tentative agreements on the following articles.
GDPSC and our AMU Bargaining team have reached a tentative agreement on preserving our right to donate days to fellow members in need while creating a leave bank as an added benefit to our members. With the creation of a leave bank, our members will be able to draw up to 20 days for a catastrophic illness or injury affecting them or a family member, as long as they have previously donated 1 day of their own to the bank.
GDPSC and our AMU Bargaining team have reached a tentative agreement on mutually beneficial minor changes to our grievance article, which include streamlining all timelines to 10 workdays, moving our grievance mediation step ahead of the grievance review by GDPSC’s Board’s Executive Committee, and allowing the grievance process to occur and remain in effect during times in which Green Dot’s home office is open for ordinary business.
Bargaining will continue on Thursday, April 25th, 2018.
In this economic, political, and cultural moment, Green Dot’s recalcitrance on compensation for our members must be met by AMU member action.
As always, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.