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Labor Negotiations: 2015 Bargaining Update Archive

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Current Teachers’ Association Update
Current Classified Association Update

Current Administrators’ Association Update  

Current Labor Agreements


June 25, 2015—Classified Union, District Reach Agreement on Economic Reopener

Last year, Eugene School District 4J and the Oregon School Employees Association agreed on a collective bargaining agreement in effect July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2018.

That agreement provided for a contract reopener on certain economic articles and appendices f’or the last three years of the contract (2015–16 ,2016–17, and 2017–18).

The district and the classified employees’ union have negotiated and reached agreement on these terms, which include employee compensation, insurance contribution, retirement benefits and work year changes.

OSEA Agreement 


January 21, 2015—School Board Restores Staff Furlough Day

The Eugene School Board has approved restoring a staff professional development and planning day, previously scheduled as one of two unpaid furlough days this year, to the 2014–15 calendar.

The district’s agreements with employee agreements this year included furlough days, although many fewer than in past years. March 13, originally scheduled as a no-school day for professional development and planning, was designated an unpaid furlough day for all staff. A second furlough day for teachers and administrators is scheduled to shorten students’ school year by one day at the end of the year.

Now, with an improved revenue projection for the current year, the school board has approved restoring the staff work day to the calendar. March 13 will be a professional development and planning day, as it was originally scheduled to be. Teachers, principals, staff and others have expressed strong interest in restoring the lost learning and planning time, in part to support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced assessments that will be administered for the first time this spring.

The change does not have a direct impact for students and families, as March 13 would be a no-school day for students whether it is a furlough day or a professional development/planning day.

The remaining furlough day has been scheduled in June, making the last day of school one day earlier. The single instructional furlough day makes this the longest school year 4J students have seen in several years.

If no school days are missed due to hazardous weather, students’ last day of school will be Wednesday, June 10. The last day will be a full day for middle and high school students and an early release day for elementary students. If there are any school days missed due to hazardous weather (“snow days”) they will be made up at the end of the school year on the scheduled furlough day and on additional added days if needed.

Revised Printable Calendar 
Other Calendar Formats


January 7, 2015 — School Board Approves Agreement with Managers, Administrators, Professionals and Supervisors

New agreement is effective through 2016–17 

The Eugene School Board on January 7 approved a 3-year statement of understanding with 4J managers, administrators, professionals and supervisors (MAPS, formerly 4JA).

Most of the terms of the agreement—cost-of-living adjustment, furlough days, top step and health insurance—are identical to District’s three-year agreement with the Eugene Education Association (EEA) regarding teacher compensation.

In addition, the agreement includes the five-years-delayed implementation of a cost-of-living adjustment that was promised to all employees in 2009. The agreed-upon cost-of-living increase was received by teachers and classified staff in 2009 but was retracted from administrative employees due to budget shortfalls; this has resulted in lower salaries for the MAPS employee group being in effect for the past five years. The restoration brings compensation closer to competitive with other districts in the labor market. The terms also include a monetary transfer from the administrator insurance reserve fund to make the agreement cost-neutral to the district this year.

Year 1: 2014–15
1. Transfer of $373,200 from the administrator insurance reserve fund to the district general fund.
2. Implementation of 3.25% cost-of-living adjustment that was scheduled to be implemented on July 1, 2009, but was retracted from MAPS due to budget shortfalls.
3. 0.5% cost of living adjustment for 2014–15.
4. New top step on the salary schedule 1% greater than the preceding step.
5. No increase in the district’s health insurance contribution.
6. Two (2) furlough days.

Year 2: 2015–16
7. 1.1% cost-of-living adjustment.
8. Increase by 1% to the new top step.
9. Increase of $30 to the district’s per member per month insurance contribution.
10. One (1) furlough day.

Year 3: 2016–17
11. 1.3% cost-of-living adjustment.
12. Increase of 0.75% to the new top step.
13. Increase of $25 to the district’s per member per month insurance contribution.
14. No furlough days.

Cost-of-Living Adjustments 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 Total
Teachers 3.25% 1% 0% 0% 0.8% 0.5% 5.55%
Classified        3% 2% 0% 0% 1.0% 0.75% 6.75%
Administrators, prior to this agreement 0% 1% 0% 0% 0.8% 1.8%
with approval of this agreement 0.5% +

The same compensation package will be applied for non-represented senior staff—directors, associate directors, and the superintendent—as past compensation agreements (including concessions) have been.

More Information About 2014–17 MAPS Agreement 
2013–14 Statement of Understanding
2011–12 Statement of Understanding



Current Information:

Current Teachers’ Association Update
Current Classified Association Update

Current Administrators’ Association Update  

Current Labor Agreements