Huntington School District - Members Secure New Agreement
Updated On: Feb 20, 2018
UPSEU Huntington School District Aides, Monitors and Assitants Unit Members Secure New Agreement
By a unanimous vote, UPSEU’s Huntington School District Aides, Monitors and Assistants unit approved a new three year agreement. Annual wage increases plus increment, a new sick leave donation program, additional increases for teaching assistants and a new payment to teaching assistants covering for teachers amongst other gains was included in the agreement.
As a result of a UPSEU negotiated retirement incentive the former unit leadership and negotiating team members retired shortly thereafter. Kim Schaefer, who assumed the Unit President position, and newly elected unit leaders went back into negotiations, and an agreement was forged.
UPSEU, President Kevin Boyle commended Kim Schaefer, Barbara Santoro and April Caleb for their efforts. Kevin as well noted “it cannot be forgotten that former Unit President Donna Blair and Unit Leaders Nancy Lavery and Kim Schondebare worked hard and provided great leadership throughout the process, all of which led to the positive contract result.”