To:       All Members of the Teachers Bargaining Unit

From:   Tracy Mena, Negotiation Committee Chair

Re:       2019-2021 Negotiation Team



 Composition: Persons in the positions of:

- RFT President

- Chairperson(s) of the Negotiation Back-Up Committee

- Up to six (6) persons to be recommended by a Special Selection Task Force

 Selection Process: There will be a Negotiations Team Selection Task Force composed of two (2) RFT Officers appointed by the RFT President and two (2) members of the Executive Council

- RFT members who desire a position on the 2019-21 Negotiations Team will submit an application form to the Selection Task Force Committee.

- The Selection Task Force Committee will review the applications and make recommendations to the RFT President.

- The RFT President will appoint up to six members for the Negotiation Team based upon the Selection Task Force recommendations.

 Criteria for Selection:

  • Applicants must be a member in good standing for the preceding and current school year.
  • Applicants must be willing to attend training sessions and seminars.
  • Applicants must be available for negotiation sessions held during the summer months as well as the entire negotiating period.
  • Applicants should have background, knowledge, or experience in structure and functioning of the RFT and the Collective Bargaining Contract.

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Attend training sessions, planning meetings, and negotiation seminars.
  • Collect and read data required to make reasoned decisions in the best interest of the entire RFT membership.
  • Help communicate the negotiation process.