September 27, 2022 – The Covina-Valley Unified School District and our teachers’ union (CUEA) have been engaged in contract negotiations since August 2021.
- Pay Increase -- During these negotiations, the District has committed to increasing teacher salaries by 5.2% retroactive to July 1, 2021 -- a $16.6 million additional commitment to teacher compensation over the next four years. We want to make sure you have the facts, so all proposals may be found below.
- Additional Items -- In addition to salary, the topics being negotiated include health and welfare benefits and hours of employment.
- Stalled Last Spring – In addition to salary, the union would not agree to two key items that we presented, District medical benefit premium contributions for new employees and language addressing professional responsibilities, a topic of interest applicable to approximately 74 of the 561 members in the union.
- Mediator Called to Assist -- Last Spring, a state-appointed mediator was brought in to help us reach an agreement. Unfortunately, five sessions with the mediator were ultimately unsuccessful.
Negotiations are governed by a specific legal process, which now moves us to a stage known as “fact finding,” This stage involves a three-member panel that will hear from both the District and the union and then provides an advisory (non-binding) report which will include recommendations for settlement.
The earliest we would expect to complete the fact finding process would be early November, and we will keep you posted on our progress.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why haven’t the District and CUEA reached an agreement?
Q: Are the District and CUEA still at an impasse? What happens now?
Q: How does Fact Finding work?
Q: What is involved in the Fact Finding hearing?
Q: Is the Fact Finding panel’s recommendation binding on the parties?
Q: Can negotiations continue while Fact Finding is underway?
Q: Is a strike imminent if Fact Finding fails to produce an agreement?
Q: Can the District impose its last, best, and final offer if Fact Finding doesn’t work?
Q: Are teachers currently working without a contract?
History of Proposals
UPDATED Last, Best, & Final Offer- September 27, 2022
Proposal #8 District to CUEA (Last, Best, & Final) - May 17, 2022
Proposal #8 CUEA to District - April 20, 2022
Proposal #7 District to CUEA - April 13, 2022
Proposal #7 CUEA to District - March 31, 2022
Proposal #6 District to CUEA - March 14, 2022
Proposal #6 CUEA to District - March 14, 2022
Proposal #5 District to CUEA - March 4, 2022
Proposal #3 District to CUEA - January 26, 2022
Proposal #3 CUEA to District- December 10, 2021
Proposal #2 - November 10, 2021
Proposal #1- October 27, 2021