SDEA 4/23/14 Board Meeting: What Organizing Plan?

SDEA 4/23/14 Board Meeting: What Organizing Plan?

By Shane Parmely, Twain/Garfield HS An additional SDEA Board of Directors meeting had been scheduled for April 23, 2014 to deal with a personnel item so the agenda was extremely short.  Secretary Michelle Sanchez added “Organizing” as a discussion item, to which BOD member and Tierrasanta Elementary teacher Melody Welch complained saying, “This keeps happening.” … Continue reading

How Can I Help Campaign from Home?

How Can I Help Campaign from Home?

Several people have contacted us asking how best to help the campaign now that you have some free time over spring break. Here’s a 1-2-3 list for quickly pitching in. By Shane Parmely, SDEA Board member and Candidate for SDEA President For any of these methods, check out our elevator pitch to help you quickly explain … Continue reading

The Elevator Pitch

The Elevator Pitch

In case you need help talking through why your friends should vote for us, download our flier HERE and then give them the 1-2-3 “elevator pitch” we use! By Shane Parmely, SDEA Board member and Candidate for SDEA President Stronger Bargaining. Our slate has been trying to get our union to be more aggressive with … Continue reading

You’ve Got Mail! (The real kind…)

You’ve Got Mail! (The real kind…)

At last Wednesday’s Rep. Council, the SDEA Election Committee announced that candidates for union office are allowed to use U.S. mail to send campaign materials to members’ work addresses. (Looks like the other side already got the memo, since they’d sent some of you postcards early last week.) What did that announcement mean for our … Continue reading

Mini-Election Update on the NEA-RA and More

Mini-Election Update on the NEA-RA and More

1.  NEA Representative Assembly election is happening now.  No, there’s nothing wrong with your ballot (we think). This year, SDEA is running the NEA-RA election separately from the spring election for SDEA Board and CTA, so you should have received a paper ballot ONLY for NEA-RA. The NEA-RA is the national convention of teacher union members, … Continue reading