Which Side Are They On?

Remember when SDEA used to make the union’s argument to the district, rather than working overtime to make the district’s arguments to us? We barely remember it either, and you’re sure not going to see any of it this week. Several people have forwarded us an email full of talking points that sound like they … Continue reading

With May Revise, TA Goes from Bad to Rotten

With May Revise, TA Goes from Bad to Rotten

Today’s May Revise Budget means $200 MILLION MORE next year for SDUSD! Today Governor Brown announced that he is proposing an EXTRA $2.1 BILLION more than the expected $4 billion for public education this coming year. According to the memo CTA sent to delegates today, the May Revise means $968 ADA per student MORE than … Continue reading

Why I’m Voting No

Why I’m Voting No

As delivered on the floor of the SDEA Rep. Council By Shane Parmely Bell Middle School If this were a 2-year contract, I would vote yes.  Not because I think it’s a good contract, but because I would at least know that we could go back next spring and negotiate something better.  But this Tentative … Continue reading

Teachers and Students Deserve Better: Why We’re Recommending a “No” Vote on the Tentative Agreement

Teachers and Students Deserve Better: Why We’re Recommending a “No” Vote on the Tentative Agreement

By Matthew Schneck, SDEA Board with Michelle Sanchez, SDEA Vice President Monique Anderson, SDEA Board Stephanie Marble, SDEA Board Kim Oliver, SDEA Board Jenny Rivera, SDEA Board Like many of you, I opened the e-mails from SDEA and Superintendent Marten last Thursday with excitement.  After more than a year of bargaining, a deal had been reached between SDEA and the … Continue reading

Mixed Bag with Spring Election Results

Mixed Bag with Spring Election Results

The good news first: All of the candidates we recommended for CTA State Council won, except for Norma Reyes, who is heading into a run-off. That means we’ll have some seriously strong voices advocating for public education at the state level of our union.Now the bad news: Half of our SDEA Board slate won, and … Continue reading

VOTE Parmely, Martinez, Rivera, Anderson!

VOTE Parmely, Martinez, Rivera, Anderson!

Ballots for SDEA Board of Directors will be hitting your email inboxes tomorrow. Want to vote for candidates who will HOLD THE LINE at the bargaining table? Seat #1: Shane Parmely (Crawford/Hoover/Morse secondary) Seat #4: Carolina Martinez (Lincoln/Mission Bay/San Diego elementary) Seat #7: Jenny Rivera (Clairemont/Henry/Kearny/Point Loma elementary) Seat #8: Monique Anderson (Clairemont/Henry/Kearny/Point Loma secondary) … Continue reading

What’s the Deal with the Impasse?

What’s the Deal with the Impasse?

Since SDEA declared impasse last week, our inbox has been flooded with emails asking us what our take is, and if we’ve retired. First the easy question. No, we haven’t retired. We’ve been working our tails off trying to make our union stronger and support our bargaining campaign in our new positions this year. B-Fasters … Continue reading