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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
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!
Through your CTA membership, you get access to many valuable benefits like discounts on travel and dining, financial services and insurance products at group rates. CTAMemberBenefits.org has all the detailed information about the benefits available to you, including CTA-endorsed Disability and Life Insurance from Standard Insurance Company (The Standard).
The Standard also has a newly updated Member Service Center website accessible through CTAMemberBenefits.org as a resource for members. There, you will find:
- Insurance Plan Details
- Easy Online Application
- Online Claim Submission
- Informational Videos
- Insurance Needs Calculators
- Premium Estimator Calculators
- New “Send a Message” Contact Form
To access the new website, log in through CTA Member Benefits and click on “Access The Standard’s Member Service Center” in the sidebar.
Access the New Website
For costs and further details of the Disability and Life Insurance coverage, including the exclusions, benefit waiting periods, any reductions or limitations and the terms under which the policies may be continued in force, please contact Standard Insurance Company at 800.522.0406 (TTY).
Bargaining update #15 with Calendars for 2019-2020, 2020-2021, adoption of TA’s 1,5,6,9, State Preschool MOU, SLP/Psych 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)
#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!).
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):
- Spirits Not Dampened at #RedForEd Rally in Orange County
- Small and Mighty Vallecitos Educators Want Respect
- Cambrian School District Teachers Latest to Push for Pay Raise
- Huntington Beach teachers rally for a raise, after a school year with no new contract
- Jackie Goldberg returns to L.A. school board with resounding election win
- Oregon teachers walk out in red to press for school funding