SEIU 1021

We got a tentative agreement!
Ratification vote scheduled for May 31



Great news! We reached an agreement that the bargaining team is proud to bring to you all and recommend a “YES” vote! A HUGE thank you to the bargaining team for all their hard work at the table and our membership’s willingness to step up and show up (over and over) to school board meetings and make their voices heard. Here is the agreement:

  • Additional 3% salary increase retroactive to July 1, 2022, for a total of 8% salary increase for 2022-2023 (because employees received a 5% on July 1, 2022 already).
  • Additional $1000 one-time lump sum payment to all classified employees employed during the 2022-2023 school year (payment to be issued within 60 days of ratification/Board approval of tentative agreement).
  • $3000 Retention Stipend for 2022-2023 school year to all classified employees ($1500 paid on July 1, 2022 and $1500 to be paid on July 1, 2023) (add link)
  • 3-year contract: October 1, 2022 – June 30, 2025 with reopeners in 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 for wages, healthcare, and one additional item per party.
  • Note: The union plans to propose salary scale increase (compaction) and additional steps in the next reopener as part of wages.
  • Creation of a classified staffing committee to address workload issues.
  • Internal compensation classification study to adjust classified wages with competitive employers every three years.
  • Process to jointly advocate for additional revenues for the school district.
  • District shall participate in the Classified School Employee Summer Assistance Program (where the State matches the money employees set aside for summer).
  • Improved Professional Development.
  • Improved vacation scheduling.
  • New holiday added (Juneteenth).
  • Expanded bereavement leave. 
  • Improved onboarding for new employees.
  • Added one additional hour for foodservice employees who were previously reduced hours.
  • 10 additional days added to the school year for parent liaisons.
  • Classified staff shall be offered voluntary paid professional development on an MOU basis.
  • Improved overtime distribution language.
  • Creation of a committee to jointly develop tiered paraprofessional and grounds classification and salary schedules.
  • Improved longevity pay.

Your bargaining team unanimously recommends approval of the tentative agreement.

Ratification Vote 
Wednesday, May 31st 

7 am to 5 pm 
DUSD District Office Professional Development room
180 South First St 
Walk-up or drive through
You must be a member to vote
Non-members can sign up for membership at the ratification.