ARTICLE 13: BOARD/AGENT RELATIONS
(Entire Article Applicable to Children’s
Center Unit Members)
13.1 Distribution of CBA
and benefits of unit members as set forth in this Agreement shall be made
part of any individual contract of employment issued to any unit member. Copies of this Agreement shall be printed
at the expense of the District within forty-five (45) days after it becomes
effective and a copy distributed to each unit member now employed or
hereafter employed, (with
thirty (30) additional copies for
UPM/AFT printed at the shared expense of the District and UPM/AFT). If such printing is not done on District
equipment, it shall be done by union printers
13.2 This Agreement shall
modify or replace any policies, rules, regulations, procedures or practices
of the District which shall be contrary to or inconsistent with its terms.
13.3 The District, its
representatives, and UPM/AFT shall take no action in violation of or
inconsistent with any provisions of this Agreement.
13.4 In the event that any
provisions of this Agreement are or shall at any time be determined to be
contrary to law by a court of competent jurisdiction, all other provisions of
this agreement shall continue in effect.
13.5 Information Requests to District
shall be furnished agenda materials and minutes of Board meetings. The District shall furnish UPM/AFT with
legally non-confidential information re:
financial matters, personnel, budgetary requirements, allocation of
State and Federal funds, student enrollment, etc., which is necessary to
assist UPM/AFT in representing members of the unit. UPM/AFT recognizes that such information
will be provided to the extent that it does not interfere with the normal
conduct of public business and that if there is any cost involved, it will be
borne by UPM/AFT, pursuant to Government Code Section 6257.
13.6 District Provided List of Unit
completion of this Agreement, District shall furnish UPM/AFT with a listing
of names, addresses and telephone numbers of all unit members excepting those
individuals who specify in writing that they wish to keep such information
confidential. No more than four (4)
times a year, the District, upon request and within thirty (30) consecutive
working days, shall provide UPM/AFT with the list of the members of the
13.7 Facilities Use
shall have the right to use facilities of the District at reasonable times
for the purpose of meetings concerned with the exercise of rights guaranteed
by Government Code Sections 3540 and following.
13.8.1 UPM/AFT shall have the right
to use the mail systems and/or mail boxes for the purposes of communicating
with unit members.
13.8.2 UPM/AFT shall also have the
right to use telephone tie lines between campuses provided that such use
shall not interfere with, nor interrupt, normal District operation.
13.8.3 In addition, UPM/AFT shall
have the right to have 1500 copies per month for distribution to unit
members, duplicated on District equipment.
UPM/AFT will pay the cost of the paper.
13.9 Union Representatives: Access to
members duly authorized as representatives of UPM/AFT shall be permitted to
transact official Union business throughout the District provided, however,
that such activity will in no way interfere with classroom instruction or
assigned duties of unit members. The
Union representative not an employee of the District shall advise the
Superintendent/President of his/her presence on District property before
conducting Union business.
13.10 Meet to Discuss Mutual Problems
Superintendent/President or his/her designee shall meet with the UPM/AFT
President or his/her designee to discuss mutual problems of the
College/District within three (3) working days if possible, or a reasonable
time thereafter, at the request of either party. Such a meeting is not intended to bypass
the grievance procedure and shall not constitute an invitation to
continuously renegotiate the provisions of this contract. Both parties shall submit an agenda of
items they wish to discuss.
13.11 Unpaid Leave of Absence
member(s) of UPM/AFT shall be entitled to an unpaid leave of absence to
accept a position as a representative of the bargaining agent without loss of
seniority in the District. The
District will provide the unit member with the option to continue his/her
fringe benefits at his/her expense.
This leave shall be in blocks of one (1) or two (2) semesters and
shall be limited to one (1) unit member per year.
13.12 Reassigned Time/Overload
District shall provide UPM with reassigned time or overload equal to 1.7 FTE
per semester for official UPM work including but not limited to contract
required committee work, grievance representation, faculty evaluation, Board
liaison, negotiations, arbitration, and unit member representation at
meetings and conferences related to official union business. UPM may purchase up to .8 FTE for
additional reassigned time or overload units for the purposes set forth herein
by reimbursing the District in advance (on a monthly basis) for the actual
salary and benefit costs. The
allocation or distribution of these units shall be the sole prerogative of
the UPM and shall not be included in or subject to the limitations set forth
in Article 8 of the CBA.
13.13 Office Space
District shall provide UPM with approximately 200 square feet of office space
for which UPM shall pay a fee of $1,200.00 per year.
13.14 Meet and Confer
Executive Council and District Representatives, not to exceed five from each
party, shall meet within thirty (30) days of either party's request to review
and discuss contract issues including but not limited to definition of
contract terms and provisions, efficiency issues, contract implementation
problems and future negotiation issues.
This contract review process is not to replace either the grievance
process or the negotiation process.
13.15 Paid Conference Leave
official representatives (a maximum of three per semester) shall be granted no
more than two (2) days paid Conference Leave (per person per academic year)
to attend union related conferences.
Requests for these leaves shall be filed with the PAC and shall meet
all other contract requirements.