Contract Negotiations Updates

Updates on the progress of APA/BHE successor contract negotiations will be posted here, so keep an eye on this page for the latest bargaining information.

The next bargaining session is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17, 2024.

APA Proposals

Presented June 20, 2024

  • Proposal 8: Article V – Step System/Longevity Raises
    • Implement a step system
    • No response from management; not prepared to discuss financials
  • Proposal 9: Article III – Job Descriptions
    • Request additional pertinent information be added to job descriptions (e.g. work modality, if position is on-call, etc.)
    • No response from management
  • Proposal 10: Article VII – Personal Leave
    • Personal leave to be requested from area supervisor
    • No response from management
  • Proposal 11: Article I – Appendix M Remote Work Policy
    • Add language to CBA for remote work w/ flexibility to work from home, requirements etc.
    • No response from management
  • Proposal 13: Article IV – Evaluations
    • Simplify the annual review process and update forms used
    • No response from management

Presented May 30, 2024

  • Proposal 4: Article VII – Meal Expenses
    • Increase the allotted meal allowances for travel to be in line with Federal GSA
    • No response from management; not prepared to discuss financials
  • Proposal 5: Article VII – Vacation Leave Accrual Policy
    • Return to converting vacation leave over the cap from forfeiture to sick time
    • Change the “sweep” to happen only once per year
    • No response from management; not prepared to discuss financials
  • Proposal 6: Article VII – Tuition Remission Fringe Benefit
    • Request courses at home university be tuition and fee free
    • No response from management; not prepared to discuss financials
  • Proposal 7: Article III – Workload Comp Time
    • Request comp time when working peak periods
    • No response from management; not prepared to discuss financials

Presented May 2, 2024

  • Proposal 1: Article VII – Health and Welfare Funding
    • Request an increase in funding so we can get better dental and vision benefits, etc.
    • No response from management; not prepared to discuss financials
  • Proposal 2: Appendix M – Athletic Trainers Stipend
    • Request a yearly stipend for athletic trainers for protective apparel and clothing
    • No response from management; not prepared to discuss financials
  • Proposal 3: Article VIII – Job Security Probationary Period
    • Reduce the number of years to less than 4
    • Counter proposal received from management

Management (BHE) Proposals

Presented June 20, 2024

  • Proposal 6: Article IX – Retrenchment Notice
    • Reduce the number of months required for notice
  • Proposal 7: Article VII – Job Security
    • Update the provisional service to include voluntary transfers

Presented May 30, 2024

  • Proposal 4: Article VII – Educational Leave
    • Adding Date Deadlines for submitting requests for Educational Leave

Presented May 2, 2024

  • Proposal 1: Article II – Physical Bulletin Boards and Job Posting Procedures
    • Remove requirement to post job posting on a physical bulletin board; proposal is to post these notifications electronically
    • Remove requirement to make 2 bulletin boards available for APA’s use
  • Proposal 2: Article X – Personnel Files
    • Add electronic, paper, or a combination of both relating to documents maintained in the official personnel file
    • Remove language regarding the dating and numbering of documents
  • Proposal 3: Article V – EMT Certification
    • Require EMT certified employees to present a copy of their valid EMT certificate by 12/1 for stipend to be paid in January