After three months of bargaining, the Collective Bargaining Committee [CBC] is pleased to announce that we have come to a tentative agreement with administration for our next collective agreement running from May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2024. The work of our bargaining team has led to an agreement that respects wellness and workload fairness for our members. We believe we have reached an agreement that benefits members and fulfills the mandate you provided us in the Spring and look forward to sharing the details soon.

The contract language is currently being finalized given the number of revisions that occurred during the negotiation process. Our hope is that administration will return the document to the members of the Collective Bargaining Committee for our review the week of August 8. The committee members will then review the contract to ensure that all the items we agreed upon have been included and all the items we did not are excluded. Details of the agreement will remain confidential until both parties have completed their ratification processes.

Our goal is to have the tentative contract, which the CBC is in support of ratifying, to you for review no later than Wednesday August 24.

We will hold a hybrid ratification meeting on Wednesday September 7th, 2022, at 1:30 pm in the Vitali Lounge and on Zoom. We encourage everyone who can attend in person to do so to hear the presentation and afterwards raise any issues you have with the members of the CBC. For those of you who cannot attend, a Zoom announcement will be sent to allow you to attend virtually, view the presentation, ask questions, and vote in a confidential manner. Please note that, as we are now a certified union, the vote on the collective agreement is by secret ballot. More details on voting will be distributed at the meeting.

The members of the CBC wish to thank all KUCFA members for their patience and support as the process took much longer than we had anticipated. We look forward to presenting the agreement to you and hope that you can attend the ratification meeting as there are several significant issues beyond the proposed two-year contract to announce that will have a substantive impact upon KUCFA and the King’s community going forward — highlighted by issues pertaining to teaching and our pension.

In solidarity,

KUCFA CBC: Joanna Andrejkow, Rick Csiernik, Laura Lewis, Chris Roney, Derek Silva, Joseph Turnbull