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Contract Negotiations Update as of 5/8/2019
Dear UCEA members:The UCEA negotiations team met with the Board team on Monday, May 6th at Jose Marti from approximately 10:00 am until just after 6:00 pm. In attendance for the UCEA were David Pressey, Astrid Amar, Mario Amaya, Richard Diaz, Leo Gosselin, Joan Sherwood, Ken Such and Ed Stevens. Representing the Board were Superintendent Abbato and Board attorneys Elise DiNardo and Susanne Lavelle.We are pleased to announce that we signed a memorandum of agreement.
While it took longer than we hoped or expected, we are all very proud of the agreement we reached and look forward to presenting it to the membership for ratification. The long process was frustrating at times, we hope that you will be pleased with the settlement. We would like to thank the Board’s team for their hard work, sincere efforts and professionalism. Even when we disagreed, both teams maintained a respectful relationship throughout the process. We always felt that our positions were taken seriously and that the mutual respect resulted in a better agreement for all UCEA members.
We know that all of our members will be eager to find out the specifics of the agreement, but we are asking for a little more patience. We will be meeting today to work on a plan to present and ratify the agreement. You will be hearing details on that plan shortly.
The UCEA Negotations teamDavid Pressey, Astrid Amar, Mario Amaya, Richard Diaz, Leo Gosselin, Joan Sherwood and Ken Such.