Mendocino County Federation of School Employees
Hello to all those within the MFCSE Local #4345 Union!
We officially have a new board as of January 1st, 2023.
Kimberly Barden, President
Jasmine Zartman, Certificated Vice President
Melinda Maxwell, Treasurer
Amanda Durgian, Secretary
Nina Ravitz, Shop Steward
Terry Elverum, CFT Representative
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us via firstname.lastname@example.org or our emails within MCOE.
This year we will have all of the contracts open for negotiation. That means both classified and certificated agreements can be changed. If you have suggestions, concerns, ideas, or just a problem but no solution, please send us your ideas. We will be sending out a survey in the future to help us narrow down the top priorities for our members.
WE HAVE OPENINGS ON OUR BARGAINING TEAM!
If you would like to be on either the classified or certificated bargaining teams, please let us know! The proposed dates are below. Classified would occur in the morning and certificated would occur in the afternoon. You would be paid for your time when it comes to union business related to bargaining. If you would like to participate within a bargaining team, please let us know by Monday, February 6th.
The proposed bargaining dates are:
We are here to serve you and look forward to working for you for the next two years.
Part of our contracts covers when we work over our contract hours. I know all of us have been putting in time outside of our hours to try to get our jobs done. The specific verbiage is below:
Classified: Overtime is defined to include any time worked in excess of eight (8) hours in any one day and in excess of forty (40) hours in any calendar week, whether such hours are worked prior to the commencement of a regularly assigned starting time or subsequent to the assigned quitting time. Daily overtime may be waived with the concurrence of both the employee and MCOE. In the event of a flex schedule, overtime is paid for hours in excess of forty (40) in one week.
Certificated: When a unit member has performed related duties in excess of fifteen (15) hours in a school year the unit member shall immediately notify his/her supervisor in writing. Any time beyond twenty (20) hours must be authorized in writing in advance by the supervisor in order to be eligible for equivalent off-duty time or be compensated at the prorated per diem rate.
Below is a tool to help you track your extra time to help you advocate for yourself. Of course, your shop steward and the rest of the executive board are here to help you. Each month you will get a reminder email to fill this out. You will then receive an email back with the hours you tracked. Utilize this in your conversations with your supervisors.