The Unit 21 bargaining team - representing Educational Consultants and Librarians - was at the table for nearly 14 hours today, and signed 17 tentative agreements. Among the most important is the creation of a new Education Leave Pilot Program that will allow members with five years of service to use a month or more of education leave for professional development.
Another important tentative agreement victory addresses our member priorities over a negative work environment created by bosses. Many Unit 21 members complain that supervisors frequently ignore their professional expertise. This new tentative agreement will create a joint labor management committee to address this issue specifically. The new professional assessment and development committee will include all agencies with Unit 21 members.