On Monday, June 9, 2014, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, unanimously approved the ratified Collective Bargaining Agreements reached by the District with the Federation of Public Employees (FOPE) Food Service, Clerical, Maintenance/Transportation/Facilities/Security Specialists & Campus Monitor Employee Groups; Broward Teachers Union – Education Support Professionals (BTU-ESP); and the Police Benevolent Association (PBA).
As part of the Board approved agreements, employees represented by the FOPE, BTU-ESP and PBA will receive a 2.5 percent salary increase retroactive to January 1, 2014. Employees with the Confidential Office Personnel Association and the Educational Support Management Association of Broward will also receive the Board approved salary increase. FOPE Food Service employees will also receive a one-time bonus of $300.
Additionally, each bargaining unit reached agreement on changes to the District’s Health Insurance initiative (which were implemented on January 1, 2014), as recommended through the Superintendent’s Insurance Advisory Committee.
“We value the hard work and dedication of our non-instructional employee groups,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “The success of our students would not be possible without all of our dedicated employees working together to create high-quality educational opportunities for our students.”
On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, the District’s Labor Team returned to the bargaining table with the Broward Teachers Union-Technical Support Professionals employee group, with the goal of bringing closure to the last outstanding Collective Bargaining Agreement for the 2013/14 school year.
For more information on the Board approved Collective Bargaining Agreements and Salary Schedules, visit: http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/employeerelations
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