Posted in September 2012

One More Bylaws Committee Bomb

I left this bit out of my Bylaws Committee write-up (original post HERE) in an effort to keep the piece short, and it wasn’t really relevant to the point I was making. However, everyone I’ve told about this comment says that it’s too big of a deal to keep to myself. You can be the … Continue reading

Healthcare Changes Coming Down the Pike

At the SDEA Board’s August Board Retreat, the Board received a presentation from VEBA, our healthcare provider, about coming changes to our healthcare plan. When the minutes for this presentation were approved at a subsequent SDEA Board meeting, SDEA Board member Erin Kole had the details of these coming healthcare changes redacted before the Board … Continue reading

SDEA Bylaws Committee to Scale Back Union Democracy

The SDEA Board’s new “Bylaws Committee” had its first meeting last week, and is fast-tracking significant changes to SDEA governance documents. Where is this coming from? SDEA members in recent months have been successful in using existing SDEA rules and processes for challenging the direction for our union. This has included speaking out against the … Continue reading

Support Workers’ Voices and Vote NO on 32

What is Prop 32?  Here is the official language: PROP 32:  POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS BY PAYROLL DEDUCTION. CONTRIBUTIONS TO CANDIDATES. Prohibits unions from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes. Applies same use prohibition to payroll deductions, if any, by corporations or government contractors. Prohibits union and corporate contributions to candidates and their committees. Prohibits government contractor … Continue reading