Welcome Members – You are the V.E.A. !
Contract Ratification Vote Passed Overwhelmingly Today!
The Negotiations Committee thanks you for voting and your support. As soon as we are notified of the Board’s ratification date we will post it. Details of our vote are under Contract Information.
DISTRICT BUDGET DEBACLE: ATTEND THE APRIL 17 and 29 BOARD MEETING AT LANDIS TO ADVOCATE FOR THE PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND PEOPLE THAT SHOULDN’T BE TAKEN AWAY FROM OUR STUDENTS: 18 BASIC SKILLS TEACHERS, 7 GUIDANCE COUNSELORS, 1 SOCIAL WORKER, 1 SPECIAL ED. TEACHER, 3 BUSINESS TEACHERS, 3 LDTCs, 3 SECRETARIES, 1 INSTRUCTIONAL COACH.
Thank you to all of our members who have supported and led our Action Team and participated at rallies, on Wednesdays, and earlier. You helped make the difference. However our fight for a fair school budget, educational quality for our students, rights for support staff and Ch. 78 relief is not done!
Thank you to all those who rallied in red for ed. on 11/30. See it here.
Cumberland County Family Shelter – We are collecting donations for delivery each month.
If you hear from individuals or groups trying to convince you to drop your membership or claiming to offer you cheaper representation, understand that they are fronts working for far-right, anti-union organizations funded by the Koch brothers. Their interest is to dilute the power of unions, lowering wages and ending collective bargaining for decent wages and benefits. The V.E.A. remains the only democratic membership organization that exists to represent you. Our power is our unity. Please read this (Click here) if you got the mailing from “Americans for Prosperity” to get the full context of who they are and what you received.
Have a great year and get involved – now is the time!