Checking-In/Tentative Agreement/Updates

Greetings NEA-Jurupa family,

Happy weekend and hopefully your week went well! Only one more to go! As is the case with every year, I’m singing “The Final Countdown” lyrics in my head. Thank you again for being amazing throughout this pandemic. Your continued compassion, empathy, grace, kindness, patience, and understanding is appreciated more than you will ever know.

 

NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE:

 

I know that you have been eagerly awaiting news and I’m happy to announce that we have a Tentative Agreement with the district! Attached above is a copy of the MOU.

 

Also attached are the highlights and a message from our Bargaining Chair, George Monge.

 

I’d like to personally thank our incredible Bargaining Team: George Monge, Diana Castelo, Kelly McArdle, David O’Rafferty, Daniel Schaefer, Jessica Schmidt, and Barbara Tyer, as well as our CTA Staff Person, John Vigrass, for their work on getting this done. They were out of the classroom 5 times over the last two weeks and spent many additional hours planning and prepping. Also,

 

So what happens next?

 

  1. We will be hosting a General Membership Meeting via Zoom on Monday, May 24th from 3:00-4:00. The meeting link will be sent out around 2:00. It will be recorded and I will share that link after the meeting has concluded.
  2. Voting for ratification of the Tentative Agreement will be Tuesday, May 25th-Thursday, May 27th. Active members will receive their ballot electronically from Simply Voting. Our new Elections Chair, Michelle Johnson, will be sending out reminders. Results of the vote will be shared on Friday, May 28th.

 

OTHER UPDATES:

 

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: Members will NOT be required to come to campus on May 28th. However, you will need to work with you site administrator to make sure all of your end of the year “check out” items are taken care of. Site admin should be reaching out to you to work on those arrangements. Please let me know if your site admin “requires” you to come onto campus.

 

OFF-SCHEDULE BONUS/ALLUDO STIPEND: The 2% off-schedule bonus negotiated with our Return to In-Person MOU, as well as the stipend that many of you earned through Alludo, will be on your May paycheck. What a great way to end the school year!

 

PAR PANEL: Application information will be sent out early next week.

 

NEXT YEAR: The district gave site admin their staffing allocations earlier this week. You will hopefully be getting a clearer picture as to “assignments” for next year in the upcoming days.

 

I hope you have the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate, and to unplug and unwind because you deserve it!!! Best to you and your loved ones. Please continue to stay safe and well 😊

 

In Unity-

 

Wendy Eccles 🙂

 

NEA-Jurupa President

Office Phone: 951-681-7997, Google Voice: 951-643-4076

Non-district email: president@neaj.org 

Website: www.neaj.org 

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