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GUSD Reaches Tentative Agreement on Wages with Classified Employee Union

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Glendale Unified School District


Media Contact:
GUSD Public Information Office
Kristine Nam, Communications Director
(818) 241-3111 x1218

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Distribution Date: May 9, 2022 

 

GUSD Reaches Tentative Agreement on Wages with Classified Employee Union


GLENDALE, CA – On Monday, May 9, the Glendale Unified School District and California School Employees Association (CSEA) bargaining teams reached a tentative agreement on wages for the 2020-23 school years. The tentative agreement amounts to a total compensation increase of 7.97% and includes:

  • A $1.00 per hour wage increase for every CSEA bargaining unit member, retroactive to July 1, 2021.

  • An additional $1.00 per hour wage increase for every CSEA bargaining unit member, effective July 1, 2022.

  • A 2x increase in longevity stipends for classified employees who have been with the district more than 10 years.


The agreement also includes increases to dental and vision benefits for all CSEA bargaining unit members. Glendale Unified already offers the highest health benefits package of any school district in Los Angeles County.  


"Glendale Unified is committed to offering competitive wages and health benefits to our highly valued classified employees. I want to thank everyone whose hard work led to this tentative agreement, which balances our desire to fairly compensate our employees and make responsible financial decisions,” said Glendale Unified Board of Education President Nayiri Nahabedian.


“Our classified employees play a vital role in maximizing student achievement and fostering a positive culture of learning on our campuses,” said Glendale Unified Superintendent Dr. Vivian Ekchian. “I am pleased that we have come to a tentative agreement that fairly compensates our CSEA employees for the hard work they do every day.”


As a next step, CSEA membership will vote whether or not to ratify the tentative agreement on wages, after which the Glendale Unified Board of Education will vote whether or not to approve the agreement. The Glendale Unified and CSEA bargaining teams committed to further discussions on wage negotiations for 2022-23 if the Governor’s revised budget released this May includes additional funding for public education.  


Media inquiries, please contact Kristine Nam at (818) 241-3111 x1218 or knam@gusd.net.


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