8 days left to VOTE!!!

8 days left to VOTE!!!

After voting started on Monday, March 21st, many members had trouble getting to their ballot. Here are some tips: Vote early to ensure you have time to deal with any issues that come up If you can’t find your ballot, do a “search” from inside your email. Search for “SDEA 2016” or “vote@simplyvoting.com” Make sure you … Continue reading

VOTING STARTS TOMORROW!!

VOTING STARTS TOMORROW!!

We only have ONE WEEK until Spring Break starts, so lets GET THE VOTE OUT ASAP!! Here’s what you can do: TOMORROW or TUESDAY hold a voting party!  Invite your colleagues to your room or to the staff lounge during lunch, before or after school, and help people vote!  Have a laptop or cell phone available so people … Continue reading

Meet our SDEA Board Candidates!

Meet our SDEA Board Candidates!

Shane Parmely, Candidate for SDEA PRESIDENT Bell Middle School Our union needs a president that knows organizing is not emails, website posts, and speeches but is actual face-to-face conversations with members which takes time, energy, and work.  And that’s the kind of work I like to do.   If elected President, we WILL have a well-planned … Continue reading

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