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Jason Eliasek Scholarship – Due March 12, 2018
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October 25, 2017

D15 ESPs need our support!

Please read/click on links below to see how you can help them

Thanks to  SEA for your support!

The Chicago Daily Herald posted an article Tuesday, 10/24/17.

For updates, continue to visit the local’s Facebook page, their website and IEA’s Facebook page.

This link will allow anyone anywhere to make direct contributions to the ESPA crisis fund.​

Got to www.paypal.me/D15ESPA

Paypal takes 2.9% cut, plus $0.30/per transaction.

PDF page with more info

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SEA Collective Bargaining Proposal Form

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WELCOME NEW TEACHERS!
8-9-17

Welcome Presentation  |  Professionalism PresentationContract Presentation

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Call to Action! 

Please email your state representative and ask him or her to oppose House Bills 4027 (Durkin-R) and 4045 (Currie-D), and contact your state senator to oppose Senate Bill 16 (Cullerton-D).

TAKE ACTION NOW – click here

)What do these bills do? Simply put, these pieces of legislation will cut your constitutionally-protected pension benefits. In more detail, these pieces of legislation would force current active teachers and employees in the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) and the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) to choose between giving up their three percent compounded retirement cost of living adjustment (COLA) to allow for future salary increases to continue to be pensionable, or keeping their COLA in retirement while future salary increases would not be used to calculate their future pension annuity.

The IEA, along with the We Are One Illinois Coalition, are firmly opposed to these proposals and consider them to be unconstitutional.

In addition, each of these proposals include a TRS and SURS pension cost-shift. This provision will shift pension costs from the state onto suburban/downstate school districts and to universities and community colleges statewide. IEA is opposed to this idea because it will further erode educational opportunities for students by diverting local dollars away from classrooms and institutions of higher learning.

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Northwest Suburban Education Coalition Candidate Endorsements 2017

See full list here

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March SEA Election Results
Election: March 13, 2017

Click here for results

Thank you to our wonderful ballot counters that gave up a good portion of their Monday evening to help count!!! It was greatly appreciated!

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After reading through all the questionnaires and interviewing each of the candidates, the Schaumburg Education Association and the Schaumburg Educational Employees Organization have decided to recommend four of the five candidates running for District 54 School Board. It was a difficult decision for the committee.  Each candidate did an excellent job and shared caring knowledge and skills they would bring to our existing School Board.

Our recommended candidates are in alphabetical order:

Bob Kaplan (incumbent), Char Kegarise (incumbent),

Matt Saternus and Ken Van Dyke

 

We believe that each of these candidates not only supports our current board and district administration, but understands and supports the needs of SEA and SEEO. We also believe that each will work collaboratively with both associations to create an excellent working environment for both staff and students alike.  Each recommended candidate was knowledgeable about District 54 regarding policies and topics that are most important to our members.

 

Chery Anderson                                       Kathleen Jesuit

SEA President                                       SEEO President

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Bargaining Information

Bargaining Committee explanation and application

Our contract ends at the end of the school year next year (2018). This is a major part of what the union does for you so please consider getting involved in this process. You do not need to be at the negotiating table to be involved; we will have a large research team. The executive team wants to make sure that all areas of concern are represented and everyone’s input is heard. I wish I could give you a time allowance but it depends on how well we do our research and what we ask for from our school board and the district. The research team will begin before this school year ends and will work until bargaining ends. The negotiating team will be chosen from the research team and will begin in September and work until bargaining ends. If you have specific questions, please contact Chery.

Bargaining Committee explanation and application

Nomination forms for the following positions:

2017-18 SEA Building Rep

Region 35 Council Rep

NEA-Representative Assembly Delegate (in Boston this summer!)

Reg. 35 Chair

Reg. 35 Vice-Chair

Region 35 Ethnic Minority Rep

Nomination forms are due Feb. 21st to Kelly O’Reilly @ RAC.

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After delay, DeVos hearing set for Tuesday; hundreds of thousands urge Senate to oppose nomination

An unprecedented number of educators and allies have flooded Senate offices raising objections to Betsy DeVos’ nomination to be Education Secretary. The Senate HELP Committee delayed her hearing for a week but plans to meet this Tuesday, January 17, at 5 p.m. to question President-Elect Trump’s nominee.

In just one week, more than 127,000 educators and concerned citizens sent letters to their senators urging them to oppose DeVos, who has no experience with public schools and has spent her career working to undermine public education via private school vouchers and unaccountable for-profit charter schools. Check out NEA’s letter to the HELP Committtee.take action

Also this week, NEA president Lily Eskelsen García joined members of Congress at the launching of the new Public Education Caucus, where she said, “Betsy DeVos is a danger to students, especially our most vulnerable students.”

Click here or the Take Action button and join the growing wave of people telling senators to oppose DeVos.

Congress takes first step toward repealing Affordable Care Act

Both chambers of Congress passed the NEA-opposed 2017 budget resolution (S. Con. Res. 3)-the Senate by a vote of 51-48 and the House by a vote of 227-198-that takes the first step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act with no concrete plan for replacing it. The repeal-only bill is likely to eliminate health insurance for 30 million Americans and double the take actionnumber of uninsured children. It also likely paves the way for drastic cuts to Medicaid funding in the form of block grants or per capita caps, Medicare “premium support” (commonly called vouchers), and other changes that would weaken and limit access to health care for children, families, and seniors. Click here or the Take Action button and urge Congress to protect people’s health care.

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Bargaining Information

Our contract ends at the end of the school year next year (2018). This is a major part of what the union does for you so please consider getting involved in this process. You do not need to be at the negotiating table to be involved; we will have a large research team. The executive team wants to make sure that all areas of concern are represented and everyone’s input is heard. I wish I could give you a time allowance but it depends on how well we do our research and what we ask for from our school board and the district. The research team will begin before this school year ends and will work until bargaining ends. The negotiating team will be chosen from the research team and will begin in September and work until bargaining ends. If you have specific questions, please contact Chery.

Bargaining Committee explanation and application

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Save-Plan-Prepare Informational Seminar

November 12, 2016

Professional Learning Center
522 E. Schaumburg Rd. Schaumburg
Please enter through door C1
8:00-8:30 Registration

Schedule

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IEA recommended candidates:
a resource for voting

www.iea.yourvoterguide.com

If you are interested in helping Michelle Mussman’s and/or Laura Murphy’s campaign, please go to : info@lauramurphy4senate.com and sign up to become a poll watcher, to help by phone banking or wallking from door to door next weekend.

 

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Click here for registration information

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10-5-16

POLITICAL OPPORTUNITY!

IEA members in House District 56 have the opportunity to support a candidate that will work with the IEA on important public education issues.

Local IEA leaders interviewed Representative Mussman and her Republican opponent on education and labor issues and believe that Michelle Mussman is the best candidate in HD 56 to represent the IEA and public education.

  • Michelle Mussman opposes efforts by Governor Rauner to weaken and eliminate unions by the creation of so-called right-to-work zones.
  • Michelle Mussman supports educators’ right to bargain a fair contract.
  • Michelle Mussman supported IEA’s legislative initiative to make sure local school boards and citizens have the decision in whether or not a charter school should be established in a community.
  • Michelle Mussman will continue to advocate on behalf of public education.

We are supporting Representative Michelle Mussman because we know she is the best choice in this election for public education, labor rights and the IEA. By supporting her, you will elect a pro-education candidate.

Please make your voice count for education and join us and other IEA members in supporting Michelle Mussman for State Representative on November 8!

**If you are interested in helping Michele stay in office, please consider making some phone calls to IEA members on one, two or all of the evenings listed below. All the phone banking will be done at the Palatine office. RSVP to Chery, she will give you directions to the office if you need them – dinner will be provided for those that can help J

Here are the available dates and times – thanks in advance!!

Wednesday, October 19th 5-8pm

Thursday, October 20th 5-8pm

Tuesday, October 25th 5-8pm

Wednesday, October 26th 5-8pm

Thursday, October 27th 5-8pm

Tuesday, November 1st 5-8pm

Wednesday, November 2nd 5-8pm

 

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SEA Welcome image Welcome New Teachers!

SEA New Teacher Day 8-10-16,
click here

 

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District 54 Teachers in the News!

Dan Argueta-

Highlighted in a article by Lily Eskildsen-Garcia, President of the NEA

 

Cheryl Hinchey –

Mead Magnet/LRT receives award from the Chicago Metra History Education Center

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SEA/SEEO  members –

Did you know that California Casualty, the Illinois NEA endorsed auto and home insurance program, is giving away $2,500 to one lucky winner. Now through July 11th, go to www.teachersacademicaward.com  to enter to win!

I’m sure you can find 2,500 ways to spend $2,500 for your school! Go to the site and enter to win!

California Casualty is an exclusive program those who belong to the NEA. Check us out after you enter the contest!

EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION GRANTS FOR TEACHERS

The IRTA Foundation continues to work toward the future by offering $15,000 in grant money to educators.

Visit web page for more information

Download application here

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from Chery…I wanted to let you know about a wonderful opportunity the Illinois Education Association Palatine Office is offering next month.  The IEA Regions 34, 35 (Schaumburg), 42, 43, 64 and High School District 214 cordially invite you to a screening of the movie PAPER TIGERS.  This event is free to those interested in attending.

Paper Tigers is an intimate look into the lives of selected students at Lincoln High School, an alternative school that specializes in educating traumatized youth.  Set amidst the rural community of Walla Walla, Wash., the film intimately examines the inspiring promise of trauma informed communities – a movement that is showing great promise in healing youth struggling with the dark legacy of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES).

I personally invite you to attend this powerful event!  You can watch the trailer and learn more about the film at PaperTigersMovie.com   I have attached an invitational flier and encourage you to invite other administrators, community leaders and parents.

NEA Member Benefits scheduled visits

It’s that time again……I’m am Justine Sallee, a Rep from the member benefit program and I will be visiting SEA members during the month of May. Please stop by the lounge either during lunch and/or after school to find out how you can save on……

–         Shopping
–         Insurance( auto insurance, life insurance, complimentary Life Insurance, pet insurance)
–         Travel( Disney, Six-flags, hotels and airfare)
–         Auto purchases
–         Cell discounts
–         Discounts at local and national retailers plus lots more.

The NEA Member benefit program is designed to help our members save while helping to recoup
your dues dollars. Click here for my upcoming visit schedule.

 

 

 

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