Thursday, August 30, 2012

Board to NFT: 15% H/C contributions will allow for salary and step increases

Negotiation Meeting #49, August 30, 2012

The Board incorporated the twelve items tentatively agreed to on August 29th into an updated proposal, a copy of which will be placed on the district's negotiations website in a few days.

The Board once again asked the NFT, through the mediator, to contribute fifteen percent towards their healthcare premium. This is the same amount that our custodians, bus drivers, secretaries, etc., pay towards healthcare. A fifteen percent healthcare premium contribution allows the district to offer both salary and step "educations credits" in the amount of $3.2 million, which the Board would be willing to do.

We hope the NFT leadership will consider the welfare of their members and work with the Board on this request.

The two parties never met face to face, but through the mediator.

The next meeting is September 06, 2012 at 6:00 pm.