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RISD board OKs contract, salaries with custodial union

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In a special meeting Wednesday, the Board of Education of the Roswell Independent School District approved the collective bargaining agreement with the Communications Workers of America.

The union represents the district’s custodial, maintenance and security staff. The union ratified the agreement on Aug. 11, according to meeting agenda documents.

After convening the meeting publicly, the board voted to go into executive session to discuss the agreement. After the half-hour closed session, the board reconvened in open session and voted unanimously to accept the agreement. There was no public discussion of the agreement.

The board then voted unanimously to accept the CWA salary schedules with no discussion.

Among the changes in the 2020-21 agreement is the addition of a section giving the union 30 minutes of on-the-clock time to meet with new employees during orientation or 30 minutes of paid time if there is no orientation.

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A revised section addresses posting of job vacancies, specifying openings for assistant department head and assistant head custodian will be posted for five work days and identified as an internal-only posting.

Under wages and allowances, a subsection gives employees of the bargaining unit a 1% across-the-board raise, changed from a 4% raise. That matches the change in pay raise given to educators in the revised budget from the Legislature’s special session and signed by the governor in June.

Another section specifies annual uniform orders will be placed in July, and new employees or those promoted and requiring a new uniform will be provided new uniforms no matter the time of year.

The agreement also adds security workers with certifications to the increment pay schedule.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.

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