NEW: 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

NEW: 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

Fall Elections: Vote Anderson, Knoff and Turnberg!

Fall Elections: Vote Anderson, Knoff and Turnberg!

Another semester, another election! Elections for three SDEA Board seats are currently underway.  We are recommending Carter Anderson (Kindergarten teacher at Perkins K-8) for Area 2, Seat 4 to represent elementary schools in the San Diego, Mission Bay, and Lincoln clusters.  Carter is a long-time unionist and powerhouse of positivity.  She’s a veteran teacher who understands the … Continue reading

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