Seems like 2017 is coming to a close, and taking the good, the bad and the ugly with it.
At least in NJ…
Your EWEA is stronger than ever as we keep you well represented, informed and protected.
We LISTEN to you, and take what you say seriously.
We have been analyzing the information we received on the “My Association/My Input” cards so that your UNION can REALLY BE yours.
We see what YOU want to do to help and what YOU need to do your job even better.
And we know that YOU know we are EXTREMELY disadvantaged without a UNION behind us.
UNION members NEGOTIATE salary, benefits, longevity, etc.
NON-union people have NO seniority, NO guaranteed raises, AND…$18, 500 is the lowest legal salary a teacher can make…a NON-union teacher.
UNION members are guaranteed a grievance process – union reps are at meetings with administration – your dues money covers legal representation at no extra course if needed.
NON-union people have NO recourse for disputes, face disciplinary meetings ALONE, and pay out of pocket for legal representation.
UNION members get professional days, tuition reimbursement.
NON-union people have NO guaranteed days p no guaranteed position if they leave for illness or maternity.
UNION members can get compensation for after-hours work AND this work is VOLUNTARY
NON-union – who knows? You are “at will” employees.
I think you get the point!
Have a wonderful winter break…