Fresno Area Substitute Teachers (FASTA)

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2% Additional Wage Increase for 2017-2018

The District shall provide a two percent (2.o%) increase to the 2017-2018 salary schedule with the effective date of July 1, 2017 and shall be paid at the end of month pay warrant in March.

2018 Designated Schools

Click here for the most up to date list of designated schools

Members Ratify New Contract!

On Nov. 20, 2017 members overwhelmingly voted to approve new contract!

Thank you to all the FASTA members who voted to ratify the contract we negotiated with FUSD. Our new contract covers us through the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Members turned out in record numbers and voted unanimously to approve the contract.  The bargaining team and I thank you for your comments and support.

The increase in wages is good, but it’s our pay for designated schools that is a big step forward. At $150 a day, it will help substitute teachers and it will help designated schools have coverage for their classrooms. Tier I will now be $124.50, Tier II will be $143.50 and long term will be $150 from day one. There will also be retroactive pay to July 1, 2016.

The School Board gave their final approval on Dec. 13, 2017.  All information has been forwarded to the payroll department so they can work on “retro checks”, which we hope to receive in February.

Again, thank you to everyone who came out to vote and helped to get a new contract to respect our work and invest in public schools.

In unity,
Sergio Garcia, FASTA Chapter President

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Chapter Meetings and Events

Chapter meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month, except in June, July and August

General Membership Meeting:

Date: Tuesday, April 10
Time: 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Location: SEIU Local 521, 5228 E. Pine Ave., Fresno

Future Meeting Dates: May 8 | Sept. 11 | Oct. 9 | Nov. 13 | Dec. 11

Steward Trainings:

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Chapter Newsletter December 2017

Click here to view newsletter: FASTA Chapter Newsletter December 2017 (PDF)

In this issue:

  • Members Ratify New Contract
  • President’s Message
  • Chapter Meeting Dec. 12
  • Glove Drive for needy kids

Did you know?

Article 12 – Section 13
Any substitute teacher who accepts an assignment from the Smartfinder System shall agree to the terms and conditions of that job number.  When the conditions of the assignment change, the site administrator will discuss the change with the substitute teacher prior to the commencement of the assignment.  The Substitute Teacher is not required to accept the job if the assignment has changed.  Substitute Teachers who decline the job shall receive a 1/2 day of pay.

Chapter Officers

President and Chief Shop Steward – Sergio Garcia
Vice President – Eddie Bedolla
Secretary – Claire LeMire

Who can I call regarding FASTA contract questions? 
Call SEIU at (559) 447-2560 and speak to Rachel

Chapter Contract(s) and Forms

FASTA Wage Increase Sideletter Agreement 2017-2018 (PDF)
FASTA Designated Schools 2018 (PDF)
FASTA Fresno Area Substitute Teachers Association MOU 7.1.13 – 6.30.16 (PDF)
FASTA Bylaws (PDF)
FASTA High Priority Schools Program Addendum 2015-2016 (PDF)

Substitute Teacher Forms:
FASTA FAQ 10.23.15 (PDF)
FASTA Disrupting the Academic Environment Form (PDF)
FASTA Educational Film Review Form (PDF)
FASTA Travel Pass (PDF)
FASTA Classroom Inventory Instructions (PDF)

Chapter News Archives

FASTA Meeting Minutes 2.13.18 (PDF)
FASTA Chapter Newsletter October 2017 (PDF)
FASTA Contract Ratification Vote 11.20.17
FASTA Chapter Newsletter June 2017
FASTA Chapter Newsletter May 2017
FASTA Chapter Newsletter March 2017
FUSD FTA Future of FUSD Summit Flyer 3.28.17
FASTA Newsletter December 2016
Paid Sick Leave AB 1522
FASTA Bargaining Survey April 2016 (PDF)
CATs, Bargaining Team and Steward Meeting Oct. 29 (PDF)
FASTA Bargaining Team Nomination Form Due 4.22.16
FASTA Meeting 4.12.16
FASTA Meeting 3.8.16
FASTA General Membership Agenda 1.12.16


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