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Action Item - 6.

Title: Authorization of Modification to Collective Bargaining Agreement with SEIU Local 32BJ District 1201

Board of Education Meeting Date:

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The Administration recommends that the Board of Education authorize the execution, delivery and performance by The School District of Philadelphia, through the Superintendent or his designee, of a Memorandum of Agreement with Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ District 1201, which modifies Article XV, Section 1(e), of their Collective Bargaining Agreement, as of October 29, 2018, which Memorandum has been signed by the parties. 


With: Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ District 1201


Start date: 7/1/2016


End date: 8/31/2020


Purpose: Increase in pay grade for General Cleaners and Bus Attendants as of October 29, 2018


LocationAll Schools; Administrative Office(s)


Description:  The Collective Bargaining Agreement between the School District and the Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ District 1201 contains a two-tiered salary system that was negotiated during a time of significant financial constraints on the District. That salary system has made it difficult to attract and retain General Cleaners and Bus Attedants, as the starting wages for these positions are not competitive. By removing this two-tiered system for these positions, the District will be better positioned to recruit and retain individuals in these positions. The contract modification will apply to 383 General Cleaners and Bus Attendants hired between July 1, 2016 and October 18, 2018, and new hires.  The total annualized cost of the contract modification will be $2,900,000, with a projected cost of $16,300,000 over the next five years.  A copy of the Memorandum of Agreement will be filed with the minutes of the Board of Education. In all other respects, the Collective Bargaining Agreement will remain the same.


Originating Office:  Operations



 Office Originating Request: Operations - Facilities