Collective bargaining refers to the negotiation process between a union (on behalf of the bargaining unit it represents) and an employer to work out an agreement that will govern the terms and conditions of the workers' employment. The agreement reached through this negotiating process is called a collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
The National Labor Relations Act requires a duly elected union and an employer to meet and negotiate over wages, hours, and other employment terms, as well as to negotiate over issues that may arise under an existing CBA.
In the Monroe School District, we have four unions, and we work with each employee group to negotiate and update CBAs:
- Monroe Education Association (MEA)
- Public School Employees (PSE)
- Public School Employees - Office Professionals (PSE-OP)
- Monroe Principals' Association (MPA)
The current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between Monroe School District and the Monroe Education Association (MEA) is coming to the end of its three year term and therefore both parties have begun the formal bargaining process as of June 8, 2021. The bargaining team has set the following dates to negotiate a new MEA contract that will go into effect September 1, 2021:
- June 8, 2021
- June 15, 2021
- June 17, 2021
- June 22, 2021
- June 28, 2021
- August dates TBD, if necessary