LFT News

5.21.20

LFT Contract Ratification Vote

One of the benefits of being a union member is participating in the governance of the Union.  This means that only union members are allowed to vote on the new contract.  An email has been sent to LFT Union Members’ LUSD email accounts with the link for voting.  If you did not receive it, please check your Junk Folder.  If it is not there and you believe you are a union member, please contact lft@lusd.org and we will check and send you the link. Please note that voting closes Friday, 5/22 at 2:00 PM.


5.11.20 – 5.22.20

2019-2020 Contract Negotiations

Please see the following documents regarding the 2019-2020 Negotiation Cycle:


5.18.20

LFT Monday Memo

New Business: 

LFT Site Representatives are needed for 2020-2021:  LFT have at least 1 site rep at all sites, except Clarence Ruth where their reps have moved or retired.  We are asking for another member from EVERY site to raise their hand and help your Union by attending meetings and bringing forward ideas to the LFT membership and elected Board.  Ideally each elementary school would have a lower and upper grade LFT representative.  High schools and the middle schools should have 2 to 3 representatives ideally.  By having more representatives your site would be better informed and represented in the event of an absence schedule conflict or need for representation.  Thank you for your consideration in choosing this VITAL role for the next school year.  If you are interested please contact your current site representative and/or Carol Arnerich at lompocteachers@hotmail.com.  Thank you!

Negotiations

2019-2020 Bargaining Cycle:  As you know the LFT negotiating team signed a 2019-2020 Negotiations MOU pending our membership vote to ratify the changes and getting LUSD School Board Approval.  The LFT negotiating team members are:  Lodene Blair, Tom Garrard, Skyler Petersen, Cindy Spangler and Margaret Tennant.  Please see all attachments and FYI a ‘TA’ is a Tentative Agreement.  

Timeline:  

  •  Today:   Certificated A- Z Sent out with Signed MOU , 22 TA’s Attachment,  Health MOU and summary of changes (see attachments)
  •  5/20 General Membership meeting Q and A on LFT contract changes and MOU’s 

Lodene Blair is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: LFT General Membership Meeting on Contract Changes

Time: May 20, 2020 03:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5113941359

Meeting ID: 511 394 1359

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  •  LFT votes on  Contractual Changes 5/21 and 5/22 by 3:30 pm Friday 
  •  Contractual Changes go to LUSD School Board at the Meeting on Tuesday 5/ 26

Reminders: 

  • Monday– LFT Monday Memo will be delivered via District emails
  • Tuesday

                 5/ 12   Miguelito (12:00) Q and A re: proposed bell schedule

                               Buena Vista (1:00) Q and A re: proposed bell schedule

  • FYI:  The elementary bell schedule voting results from last week were: 
    • Ruth- The new schedule passed by an 84% yes vote.
    • Los Berros – Their vote passed- 100% for the new schedule.
  • Elementary sites that will be voting later this month (TBD)  are   La Canada, Fillmore and Miguelito
  • LFT Negotiating Team’s Zoom meeting 2:30 to look at MOU’s that are now expiring.  
  •  LFT Negotiating Team attends the 4:00 pm CFT California Budget Presentation
  • Wednesday– 5/20  LFT meeting with Superintendent and Cabinet 9:30 am
    • LFT Contract Changes  General Membership Meeting Zoom Meeting this week 3:30 pm see link above
  • Thursday: 
    • Voting via survey Monkey Miguelito and Buena Vista;  through Friday at 2 pm
  • Friday:    Capitol Advisors Budget Presentation with County Office of Education
  • Skyler and Lodene will attend  11- 2 PM for LFT

CFT’s Tele-Town halls on Facebook live 3:00

LUSD School Board of Education Meetings

  • Next Meeting:  May 26th 5:30

LFT’s Website:  https://lompocfederationofteachers.org/ 

  • Please use this a resource for union-related information. Thank you.

Closing comments from Carol Arnerich our LFT Executive Director: 

               A unit member said to me the other day, “I’m so glad I’m not in this alone.”

Have a Great Week!


5.11.20

LFT Monday Memo

Hope everyone had a Happy Mother’s Day!  I loved spending time with my Mom, Eileen, who is now retired and living well in Arroyo Grande as a former union member of the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA). 

New Business: 

Negotiations

2019-2020 Bargaining Cycle:  We are pleased to announce that the LFT negotiating team signed a 2019-2020 Negotiations MOU pending our membership vote to ratify the changes and getting LUSD School Board Approval.  The LFT negotiating team members are:  Lodene Blair, Tom Garrard, Skyler Petersen, Cindy Spangler and Margaret Tennant.  Please see all attachments and FYI a ‘TA’ is a Tentative Agreement.  

Timeline:  

  •  Today:   Certificated A- Z Sent out with Signed MOU , 22 TA’s Attachment,  Health MOU and summary of changes (see attachments)
  •  5/13 LFT  Site Rep Meeting to Discuss 2019-20 Contractual Changes and New MOU’s 
  •  5/20 General Membership meeting Q and A on LFT contract changes and MOU’s 
    • Zoom Link will be sent next week in LFT’s  Monday Memo
  •  LFT votes on  Contractual Changes 5/21 and 5/22 by 3:30 pm Friday 
  •  Contractual Changes go to LUSD School Board at the Meeting on Tuesday 5/ 26

Reminders: 

  • Mondays– LFT Monday Memo will be delivered via District emails
     
  • Tuesdays– LFT negotiating team’s Zoom meetings 3:30

                     5/ 12  Ruth (1:00)  and Los Berros (2:00) Q and A re: proposed bell schedule
  • FYI:  The elementary bell schedule voting results from last week were: 
    • La Honda-  passed 92%
    • Crestview-  passed  100%
    • Hapgood-  passed 94% 
  • Elementary sites that will be voting later this month (TBD)  are  Buena Vista, La Canada, Fillmore and Miguelito
  • Wednesdays– 5/13 LFT Site Rep Zoom Meeting this week 3:30

     
  • Thursdays:  Voting via survey Monkey Ruth and Los Berros

     
  • Fridays CFT’s Tele-Town halls on Facebook live 3:00

LUSD School Board of Education Meetings

  • This Tuesday evening 5/12 @ 5:30 – The Board Meeting Agenda is on the LUSD website.
    • Next Meeting:  May 26th 5:30
  • Check the LUSD website for Zoom link and password to log in: 
    • Meeting ID :  708 205 235
    • Password:  LUSDBoard
    • +16699006833,,708205235#,,1#,958176# US (San Jose)
    • Meeting ID:  708 205 235
    • Password:  958176 

       

      LFT scholarship recipients:  ‘The Lompoc Federation of Teachers–which represents teachers, counselors, nurses, education specialists, psychologists, behaviorists, and speech therapists in the Lompoc Unified School District–is pleased to announce the recipients of the $500 LFT scholarships 

      CHS:      Colby Barthel and Morgan McIntyre

      LHS:   Amy Bommersbach and Ryan Morgan.  

      All these students have demonstrated tremendous academic and extracurricular achievement, and we wish them all the best in their undoubtedly bright futures!

      LFT’s Website:  https://lompocfederationofteachers.org/
  • Please use this a resource for union-related information. Thank you.

    Closing comments from Carol Arnerich our LFT Executive Director: 

    This is a difficult time for everyone.  As my grandmother used to say “It’s going to be all right, just right now.”

Have a nice week, 
Lodene L.  Blair LFT President and La Honda Kindergarten Teacher