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24 Mar, 2017

March 24, 2017 Negotiations Update

By | 2017-04-02T22:09:21+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This negotiations session was focused on reviewing our respective issues lists. We also planned on setting an agenda for the next meeting on Friday, March 31st, where we will begin negotiating specific issues. Ground rules agreement COCFA and the District agreed to and signed off on the Ground Rules for the 2017-2018 negotiations cycle. Re-opener concern The District shared new information learned about the sun-shining process for negotiations re-openers for both teams. Unlike past re-opener documents shared with the public through Board of Trustees meetings, each team must include, at minimum, every article planned for discussion during the negotiation cycle. [...]

17 Mar, 2017

March 17, 2017 Negotiations Summary

By | 2017-04-02T22:12:56+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This negotiations session was focused on Interest-Based Bargaining (IBB) training.   We spent 2.75 hours involved in IBB training, with our federal mediator covering the main points of the IBB process. After a review of the difference between position-based bargaining and IBB, we engaged in activities designed to acquaint us with how to write issue and interest statements. We also role-played how to ask clarifying questions when a team presents an issue and their respective interests. After completing the training, we spent approximately 30 minutes reviewing our proposed ground rules. We will meet from 8:30 – 11 Friday, March 24th, [...]