Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 23

Bargaining Brief

We met with the District on Friday 12/20/13 from 9:00-12:00.  Although we discussed wages, there was no agreement. We will meet again on Thursday 1/23/14. As we continue with negotiations, VEA’s Organizing Team will let you know how you can support our bargaining efforts.

Dec 23

Putting Educators’ Professional Rights on Trial Hurts Students, Wastes Taxpayer Dollars and Time

Putting Educators’ Professional Rights on Trial Hurts Students, Wastes Taxpayer Dollars and Time                 Contact:  Frank Wells, CTA, (562) 708-5425 and Fred Glass, CFT, (510) 579-3343    LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled the deeply misguided Vergara vs. State of California lawsuit may proceed to trial denying the state of California’s, …

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Dec 23

Vallejo hands out student supplies

Vallejo hands out student supplies                         by Sherry Posnick-Goodwin Many families can no longer afford to buy school supplies for their children in Vallejo, a community hard-hit by the economic downturn. So for the last three years, members of the Vallejo Education Association have stepped up to the plate and donated school supplies for district …

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Dec 23

NEA Foundation offers grants for innovative ideas to better the profession

NEA Foundation offers grants for innovative ideas to better the profession Nationwide, the NEA Foundation announced that it is awarding 42 grants totaling $159,000 to support educators’ efforts to improve teaching and learning. The NEA Foundation awards two levels of funding, $2,000 or $5,000, for two primary categories of grants to public education professionals: Student …

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Dec 12

Bargaining Brief – December 2013

December 12, 2013 The district presented an offer based on the 1st interim budget report. VEA made a counter-proposal.  We will meet again on Friday, December 20, 2013. December 8, 2013 The VEA Bargaining Team met with the District on Thursday, November 21st. The District presented comparative data on salaries and health benefits. VEA presented …

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Dec 07

Special Election

There will be a Special Election for VEA Vice Preseident and CTA State Council Representative. Voting will take place from Wednesday, December 11 through Thursday, December 19th at each school site.

Dec 05

VEA’s Toys for Tots Drive

VEA’s Toys for Tots drive was a huge success!  Many thanks to all those who participated. The toys were delivered into the welcoming hands of our Armed Forces at Rep Council on December 5th.  Donations will continue to be accepted at many drop-off points including Toys ‘R’ Us in Vallejo and Solano Mall.  More information can be found …

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