2019-20 TSP Negotiations

Contract Ratification Voting

Please read the full text of the tentative agreements listed in pink box to the right prior to casting your vote.


April 8

WHAT A “YES” VOTE MEANS

    • A 2% across-the-board base salary increase retroactive to July 1, 2019

 WHAT A “NO” VOTE MEANS

  • We don’t have an agreement—the contract remains status quo (nothing above is guaranteed) and we must go back to the table and begin negotiations over again. Salary increases would not go into effect as we continue to negotiate

  • If we don’t reach an agreement at the table, we must proceed with the impasse procedure as required by Florida law.
    • Pursuant to the impasse procedure, a special magistrate will issue a non-binding recommendation
    • If the special magistrate’s recommendation is rejected by the District, it will be submitted to the School Board who will take such action as it deems to be in the public interest.
    • If the BTU TSP bargaining unit rejects the School Board’s conclusion, the School Board’s unilateral decision will be imposed and will become part of the TSP CBA.



April 3

Due to school closures, this year's 2019-2020 contract ratification voting will take place electronically from April 13 through 15.

You will be voting on a tentative agreement for a 2% raise for 2019-2020, which will be retroactive to July 1, 2019.

You should review the tentative agreements (see pink box) prior to the ratification vote. Specific details about voting process will be mailed to you.

NOTE: The referendum distribution for next year is not part of this ratification.


November 6 - Session#1

Negotiations opened between the Broward Teachers Union Technical Support Professionals bargaining unit and the District for 2019-20.

After introductions, the District proposed standard ground rules for negotiations sessions, which were accepted by both parties.

BTU PROPOSES SALARY INCREASES FOR 2019-2020
BTU-TSP proposed a 5% overall salary increase for the 2019-20 school year for TSPs with BTU having the right to determine the specific distribution of those amounts.

2020 INSURANCE
Previous to the opening of negotiations, the District already agreed to BTU’s demands that the District would continue to pay 100% of employee insurance premiums for 2020.

NEXT
The District team will take BTU’s  proposals to the Board for their direction prior to the next negotiations session, which will be scheduled at a time and place to be determined.