Good Morning! I hope everyone is surviving the weather!
On February 24, 2018, working people from across the state of Illinois are coming together to stand up for our rights and freedom to organize and participate in our unions. This is a part of a nationally coordinated effort, to show our unity as the Supreme Court of the United States hears arguments over a case called Janus v. AFSCME. This case threatens to strip us of our freedom to come together in strong unions, build power, and have a voice at work.
We need to stand up for our unions. Unions make sure every child has access to a high-quality public education. Unions built the middle class. Unions make our country strong.
Will you join us in Chicago as we stand in solidarity with others through the Illinois Working Together coalition? See the attached flyer.
Volunteer at Feed My Starving Children – SEA and SEEO invites all employees of SD54 to join us Monday, May 14th from 6:00 – 7:30 – see the attached flyer to register!
Early Career Staff our next Early Career Event is on Feb 22nd – if you need information contact Kelly O’Reilly.
I have attached the nomination forms one last time for Region 35 reps, NEA-RA (In Minnesota this summer) and Building Reps. If you want your voice heard and want to be in the know about all things union, these positions are what you want!
Bargaining has begun. Yesterday we reviewed some simple language changes and deletions of some unnecessary documents. Next Monday we will begin the task of exchanging proposals. Please wear your SEA t-shirts on Monday to show your support and solidarity for our association! Take pictures of your groups and send them to me – we will get them posted on our webpage and on our FACEBOOK page!!
Don’t forget to ask you building rep for the “members only” password so you can keep up to date on our bargaining process. It will be updated next Wednesday.
Enjoy the day!
PS – In Idaho a citizen is forbidden by law to give another citizen a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds. That’s a lot of sugar – Happy Valentine’s day!