SOME PROGRESS, BUT SIGNIFICANT ISSUES REMAIN
Thank you to all of those SESPA and SEA members who attended our Coffee Rally at the Shoreline Center on August 16. Your support means a lot to our Bargaining Team. We loved the goody bags with water, snacks, and beef jerky that said, “Don’t Let Them Jerk You Around”.
SESPA was able to resolve the controversy over August work days for the current Contract year (2009-10). All SESPA employees who normally work in August, or flexed their non-student days to work in August, will be receiving a memo explaining August, 2010 work days. The District finally agreed to stop holding these days hostage and to let people get the District’s work done. We have still not resolved the District’s proposal to cut work days in 2010-11.
The two bargaining teams made some progress on certain issues (mostly non-monetary) during our mediation session on August 16. Significant issues still remain on the bargaining table – Compensation, Restructuring the Salary Schedule, Professional Development, Insurance eligibility, and our members’ Work Years. We bargain again on August 20 and 21.
Please continue to support our SESPA Bargaining Team by helping pass out flyers at the Shoreline Parade on August 21 (meet at 11 am at Ridgecrest) and attend the August 23 School Board meeting (meet at 4:30 PM in front of the Shoreline Center for a Rally before the 5:30 PM meeting). Talk to your friends and neighbors. Encourage people to write or call Superintendent Sue Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org and email School Board members at Sue Walker, email@example.com and email School Board members firstname.lastname@example.org
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT,
Your Bargaining Team