Negotiations update: State declines to certify union's request for impasse
The current contract between the District and the union that represents teachers and certificated staff, the Folsom Cordova Education Association (FCEA), expired on June 30, 2016. The parties are in discussions regarding a successor agreement.
When both sides cannot reach an agreement in negotiations, state law contains a mandatory impasse resolution process. Under the law, either one or both of the parties may ask the state to intervene.
The FCEA on April 6, 2017, asked the state agency that oversees public agency negotiations, the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), to issue a formal declaration of impasse and assign a neutral mediator.
On April 11, the PERB declined to certify an impasse, stating that “the appointment of a mediator is not appropriate at this time.”
The District and FCEA will return to the bargaining table on May 4.
Visit www.fcusd.org/negotiations for ongoing updates.