Gallup-McKinley County Schools Unanimously Approves Collective Bargaining Agreement


At a regular meeting of Gallup-McKinley County Schools (GMCS)
on November 15, 2010, the School Board voted unanimously to 
approve the Collective Bargaining 

Agreement (CBA) negotiated
with the McKinley County Federation of United School Employees 


MCFUSE President Brian Bernard stated, “This is an extraordinary
and significant event as it is the first 

CBA between GMCS and
MCFUSE in twelve (12) years and 

took us more than two (2) years
to negotiate.”


After years of strong opposition from previous administrations,
the election of an employee-friendly School Board and the hiring
of a Superintendent with experience in working with unions paved 
the way for the vast improvement in District-Union relations.


GMCS Superintendent Ray Arsenault has signed several Memoranda of 
Understanding (MOU’s) with MCFUSE which include access to facilities,
Payroll Dues Deductions, 09-10 School Calendar, work hours, and the
School Improvement Grant (SIG) for Crownpoint, New Mexico.


The CBA is the pinnacle of collaborative accomplishments achieved
by the District and MCFUSE to date. 


The MCFUSE Membership ratified the CBA on Saturday, October 23, 2010.      





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