Labor Relations


The Labor Relations team works with all staff, at all levels throughout the organization, assisting with collective bargaining issues. The team represents the district in the collective bargaining process with employee bargaining units. Labor Relations assists administrators and managers with interpreting the contracts and proactively educates administrative staff about all aspects of employment related contract compliance. Labor Relations works collaboratively with Human Resources (HR), Finance, Academics and other departments as needed to inform and resolve issues.

The primary functions of the Labor Relations Division are to:

Employee bargaining units the district works with are:

  • San Diego Educators Association (SDEA)
  • Administrators Association of San Diego (AASD Certificated & AASD Classified)
  • CSEA* Chapter 724 Operations-Support Services (OSS)
  • CSEA* Chapter 788 Office-Technical and Business Services (OTBS)
  • CSEA* Chapter 759 Paraeducators (PARA)
  • Police Officers Assocation (POA)
  • Confidentials (not a bargaining unit but group of employees with an MOU)

*CSEA = California School Employees Association

 

 

Contact Us

San Diego Unified School District
Labor Relations Division
Eugene Brucker Education Center
4100 Normal Street, Wing B, Room 2101
San Diego, CA 92103-2682

(619) 725-8060 - Phone
(619) 725-8177 - Fax

 

Where to Find Help

 

JESSICA FALK MICHELLI
Executive Director Labor Relations

(619) 725-8138   |   jfalkmichelli@sandi.net

Chief Negotiator
SDEA, AASD, POA Liaison and Support to Departments
Pre-Arbitration
District Bargaining Team Support
 
 

 

PENELOPE DiBERNARDO

Director Labor Relations

(619) 725-8174   |   pdibernardo@sandi.net

CSEA Liaison and Support to Departments
CSEA Grievance Hearings, Mediation, Pre-Arbitration, Arbitration
District Bargaining Team Support
 
 

CHRISTINE HOUSTON

Labor Relations Specialist

(619) 725-8020   |   chouston@sandi.net

SDEA, POA, AASD Liaison and Support to Sites
SDEA Grievance Hearings
Training Coordinator
 

KRISTIE HARRIS

Labor Relations Specialist

(619) 725-8138   |   kharris3@sandi.net

CSEA Liaison and Support to Sites
CSEA Grievance Hearings
Training Coordinator
 
 

  

RONISHA MARTIN

Confidential Administrative Assistant I

(619) 725 -8060  |   rmartin1@sandi.net

Requests for information
CSEA support
Timekeeping
Tuition Reimbursement
Release Time/Billing
Webmaster
 

VACANT

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

(619) 725-8178   |  
Grievances
SDEA/AASD/POA support
Department Budget Review
Correspondence for Executive Director
Board Docs
PCard