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Members voted to accept the Tentative Agreement of January 5, 2023. The tally was 340 YES votes to 17 NO votes. At the time of voting we had a membership of 370. Since the vote six additional certificated employees have joined NFT.
The business office expects to have salaries adjusted and retro checks out by the end of March.
The 2021-2024 Novato Unified School District and Novato Federation of Teachers Local 1986 Collective Bargaining Agreement is available here. Click here for certificated salary schedules.
Attention NFT Members with Graduating High School Seniors: It's time to apply for NFT's scholarship! Please have your student complete this application and return to the NFT office by April 21, 2023.
If you have 25 days or more of sick leave you may contribute 1-3 days of leave per year to NFT’s Catastrophic Leave Bank. A child of one of our NFT members has had a major accident which resulted in serious injuries. Due to the seriousness of this situation, this member will need to apply for catastrophic leave.
If you are able to donate to the bank, please complete the 'Contribute to Catastrophic Leave' form and send directly to Human Resources.
Members may donate sick leave days throughout the year.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be added to NFT's Google Group. Please provide NFT your personal email address to be included in the group. We utilize this group messaging service to notify members quickly of important information concerning certificated employees in the Novato Unified School District.
In AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest New York Times column, she describes what it is exactly that unions do. Though unions are the most popular they have been in decades, anti-union sentiment still thrives in red states and across the nation. “Several years ago, The Atlantic ran a story whose headline made even me, a labor leader, scratch my head: ‘Union Membership: Very Sexy,’” Weingarten writes in the column. “The gist was that higher wages, health benefits and job security—all associated with union membership—boost one’s chances of getting married. Belonging to a union doesn’t actually guarantee happily ever after, but it does help working people have a better life in the here and now.” Click through to read the full column.