SESPA BARGAINING UPDATE- 5/3/10
Thank you to all of those SESPA members who responded to our Bargaining Survey. we appreciate you taking the time to let us know your priorities as Shoreline employees. Our Bargaining Team heard the following needs and interests expressed:
- Recognize years of service and increased skill for all SESPA employees
- Provide opportunities for career growth and professional development
- Streamline the Salary Structure
- Attract and retain Quality Employees
- Provide Competitive Wages that ensure the financial survival of SESPA members
- Recognize increasingly heavy workloads
- Provide Technology and materials to SESPA members to be effective in their jobs
- Provide added benefits based on seniority
Shoreline SESPA was selected by the Washington Education Association (WEA) to receive grant to conduct a Living Wage Campaign. We have put a plan together and will be contacting members to engage in Living Wage activities. Did you know that it costs a Shoreline employee $24.74 per hour to support herself/himself and one teenage child? Earning $24.27 per hour makes it possible for a Shoreline employee to live without government, parent or other subsidies. SESPA has been working with WEA Research to monitor Shoreline's budget and financial future.
Did you know that Shoreline School District is projected to have $11.7 million in their ending fund balance? That's a $14 million turnaround in the last tree years! The !!.7 million figure is the largest fund balance in Shoreline School District history.
NOTE: Bargaining Sessions are scheduled for May 27, June 1, June 22-23, June 28-29 and August 16 and 18. We will keep you posted on our progress.
CHECK THE SESPA BLOG FOR REGULAR BARGAINING UPDATES.
SESPA BARGAINING TEAM:
Rose Ann McLaughlin, Andrea Bemis, Nancy Dalan, Barb Cruz, Barbara Havens, Lori Cunningham, Jocelyn Hudson, Chris Steele, Bob Anderson and Donna Lurie