SACRAMENTO - On May 11-12, 2023, CSLEA and CalHR conducted the first of multiple bargaining sessions which will take place over the next month and a half. The current Unit 7 Contract is set to expire on July 1, 2023.
The negotiations meetings are being conducted via video conference for the first time. CSLEA's table team consists of CSLEA President Alan Barcelona, Senior and Unit-C Vice President Tina Brazil, Unit-A Vice President Kenneth Ehrman, Unit-B Vice President Tom Ineichen, CSLEA Chief Counsel Kasey Clark and Senior Legal Counsel Ryan Navarre. The State's team includes representatives from CalHR and the Department of Finance, as well as labor relations personnel from several departments which employ Unit 7 employees.
CSLEA passed approximately 30 proposals including those for Unit-wide general salary increases and special salary adjustments for those classifications experiencing significant vacancy rate problems. The parties are scheduled for additional sessions on May 18-19, 2023 with the CSLEA team augmented by representatives from various CSLEA affiliates who will serve as subject matter experts on specific proposals. Pursuant to the ground rules for the negotiations process, the specific details are to remain confidential until a tentative agreement is reached. CSLEA will continue to provide general updates on the status of bargaining as it progresses.