Butte-Glenn College Police Declare Negotiations Impasse
Updated On: Sep 01, 2016
OROVILLE, CA - The Butte-Glenn Community College Police Officers have reached impasse in negotiating salary increases for the College Police Department employees including Police Officers, Sergeants and Community Service Officers.
According to UPEC Chief Negotiator Steve Allen, the parties have been negotiating for several months and resolved numerous non-monitary issues, but have been unable to reach agreement on a salary increase.
"Butte-Glenn Campus Police Officers are paid much less than officers at comparable College Districts and also at local police agencies. A significant salary increase is needed in order to recruit and retain officers to be critical emergency responders at the Butte-Glenn Campuses."
The California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) has reviewed the bargaining progress and agrees with the Union that an impasse has been reached. Impasse was certified by PERB on August 18, 2016. A mediator has been assigned to meet with the parties to assess whether an agreement can still be reached. Mediation is expected to occur in September and October.