COSTA and the District reached a new Tentative Agreement for 2019-20 after continuous negotiation through the summer. We urge faculty and the Board of Trustees to ratify.
The new TA includes extensive rewrites of vague or outdated articles in the contract and attempts to bring salaries, stipends, and release time in line with current workload expectations. There is a 4% raise included as well as other benefits.
There will be a Member Meeting to explain details and answer faculty questions on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in Sequoia Room 1 from 10:30am to noon. Afterward, electronic voting on ratification of the agreement will open and remain available through 5pm Friday, August 9, 2019.
If you come across any of the following negotiating team members please give them a word of thanks for their service through the summer break: Tracy Redden, Kevin Picciuto, Jared Burch, Lisa Loewen, Brice Nakamura, and me, your president.