Check out some pics of SEIU and VTA, standing strong!!

Not all of the pics could be posted on our website, but everything we received has been posted at our Facebook page. If we missed anything, please email the webmaster, Corey, at coreypenrose at gmail dot com!

Action Alert – SEIU and VTA standing stronger, together, for Vacaville’s Future!

The Vacaville Teachers Association, SEIU 1021- Vacaville, and our community allies (shout out to the Napa-Solano Central Labor Council for making this for us!) are proud to stand together and demand the best for all of Vacaville’s students.

For too many years, the Vacaville Unified School District hasn’t paid employees comparable salaries with our neighbors (check here to some specifics) and enough is enough because our working conditions are students learning conditions!

We have two asks of you:

First – please send a message to the board asking them to direct their management bargaining team to invest in students by investing in the people who work for the district. Click here: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/seiu-and-vta-standing-stronger-together-for-vacavilles-future

If you prefer to email the board without going through the action network link, go here

Second – on June 3rd, before school, meet on the sidewalk (not on the school grounds), holding the sign your director/site rep/job steward will deliver to you. Be positive and take lots of pictures. Directions for what to do with the pictures will be on the backs on the signs. Once your duty day begins, as a united staff, walk in together and begin the duty day!

VTA Events

Bargaining update #15 with Calendars for 2019-2020, 2020-2021, adoption of TA’s 1,5,6,9, State Preschool MOU, SLP/Psych MOU

Click here to download bargaining update #15

Click here to download the updated calendars for 2019-2020

Click here to download the calendars for 2020-2021

Click here to download the SLP/Psych MOU

Click here to download the State Preschool MOU

Memorandum of Understanding Between the Vacaville Teachers Association and the Vacaville Unified School District

The Vacaville Teachers Association and the Vacaville Unified School District agree to the following articles concerning the 2019-2020 contract and shall be included into the collective bargaining agreement upon ratification:

18-19 Tentative Agreement #1

18-19 Tentative Agreement #5 (retroactive to July 1, 2018)

18-19 Tentative Agreement #6 (retroactive to July 1, 2018)

18-19 Tentative Agreement #9 Article 3.9 (and all sub articles), Appendix A, Section K changes only (see attached) (retroactive to June 1, 2019)

Congratulations to our SECOND WHO winner of 2019, Kim Campbell!

Congratulations!!!!

#RedForEd Tidal Wave Continues!

#RedForEd Day of Action
Thousands of educators and allies painted Sacramento and our Capitol #RedForEd and won a massive victory for students and public education (AB 1505 passed the Assembly floor!). 

Check out the highlights from our historic #RedForEd Day of Action on May 22.

New Haven Educators on STRIKE!
Learn more about the historic strike
 (the longest one in recent history – today is Day 12 of the strike) and donate to their strike hardship fund if you can. You can share messages of support on social media, too. Any solidarity helps. Use the hashtags #WeAreNHTA and #ForOurStudents so educators on the strike line can see it!

#RedForEd on the 2020 California Ballot: Schools and Communities First
So important to have this CTA-endorsed initiative on your radar. The Schools and Communities First initiative will ensure that everyone pays their fair share by ending a decades-old loophole that has kept our students, schools and communities chronically underfunded. President Eric Heins said of the initiative: “Corporations have not only gotten an outrageous break at the expense of students and individual taxpayers, but many big companies have gamed the system to prevent fair reassessment when they transfer ownership of their properties.”

Learn more about the initiative here. More details and resources to come!

#RedForEd Shout-Outs & News

Cheers to every single educator fighting the good fight for our students! Here’s some recent #RedForEd news from around the Golden State (and our country): 

Retiring? Changing School Districts? Moving?

Retiring this school year?
You can continue a portion of your current, active CTA-endorsed Life Insurance from Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) if you maintain a CTA-NEA Retired Lifetime Membership and apply within 120 days of retirement. This is a limited-time opportunity. Apply now by calling The Standard’s CTA Customer Service Department which is listed below.

Changing school districts after this school year?
Your CTA-endorsed coverage from The Standard doesn’t transfer with you to your new district. To retain your coverage, you’ll need to reapply. You can do so with no health questions asked within 180 days of a district change or transfer. You may choose to continue your coverage at the current level or you can apply for new Disability Insurance coverage and up to $200,000 of Life Insurance if you would like to add or increase your coverage. To learn more or reapply, visit standard.com/cta/newhire.

Moving this summer? Call The Standard to update your home mailing address so we can keep our records up-to-date.

The Standard’s dedicated CTA Customer Service Department 
800-522-0406 (TTY)
7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Pacific Time, Monday through Friday

For pricing and further details of coverage such as any exclusions, limitations, reductions and benefit waiting periods, as well as the terms under which the policy may be continued in force, contact The Standard’s dedicated CTA Customer Service Department at 800-522-0406, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Resources and Fun for Your Classroom

Protecting Students
Resources for educators and steps to reduce bullying and harassment at school. NEA EdJustice?

Must-Watch for Educators

Inside California Education is a public television series that explores challenges, issues and stories of public education. Just recently they featured California’s Teacher of the Year (and CTA member!) Rosie Reid. They also have an excellent newsletter!

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