4/22/21 – Tonight! JCEA bargaining, direct action training

Bargaining tonight starts at 4:30 pm!

Don’t forget to stick around for a live stream session with your bargaining team after our session in our JCEA #RedforEd Facebook Group!

Don’t use Facebook? Watch using the district’s live stream HERE!

RSVP to our Facebook event and invite your friends (it’s super easy and reminds people about the event frequently) here: https://fb.me/e/3zSySPwe7

You can find copies of all the proposals and counter-proposals at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GEu2L7HCr3DszdBaXUeVcBYlNvCGfQ3c?usp=sharing

Ready to get into some action?

How do you organize a direct action in your building? What is the union? How do you get more involved or active? Join us for Educators for Justice Direct Action Panel Discussion!

This panel is made up of JCEA members who will tell their organizing story and how they helped to create member-led direct actions in their buildings. Panelists will also hold a Question and Answer period, so bring your questions and invite your members in your buildings!

Join us to build power in our union and in your buildings!

Register here: http://bit.ly/E4JActionPanel

JCEA April all member meeting next week

Join us for our monthly virtual all-member meeting from 4:30 – 5:30 Tuesday, April 27th. This meeting will focus mainly on our current bargaining of the entire collective bargaining agreement, how management has responded so far to our language proposals, and how the landscape for salary increases has changed over the last month.

We have a plan to win on our member’s goals this year – join us to learn how you can be a part of it!

Register here: bit.ly/April_All_Member

Share with fellow members on Facebook with this link: https://fb.me/e/2tXi5291Y

What we are fighting for in 2021:

Here are some of the highlights!

  • Investment in Jeffco’s front line educators:
    • Steps, levels, and a cost of living adjustment (COLA)
  • Class size caps for secondary
  • Smaller class sizes for Title I schools
  • A full-time DTL in every school
  • Increased mental health supports for students
  • Lower ratios for school counselors
  • An additional 50 minutes of plan time weekly
  • Annual leave, combining personal/sick time for flexibility
  • FIVE entirely new articles:
    • Equity
    • Remote learning
    • Special education
    • Nurses
    • AMP

Share your stories with your team and help support our goals for bargaining

Few things are more powerful than first-hand personal stories of how your students, your classroom, and your profession are impacted by current struggles AND how solving those challenges will help our school communities thrive. Your team is always looking for opportunities to provide concrete examples at the bargaining table of your current reality – stories for any of the topics being worked on this year are welcome and encouraged!

**Actions to support bargaining**

Share your story with the team! Any topic… consider this question: Why does something in the contract need to be changed? SUBMIT STORY HERE