VTA Events

November Rep Council Meeting Minutes

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#UnionStrong Updates

Our movement in the news: 

– Unions Not Companies Deliver Real, Sustainable Financial Security, Forbes
– Gig firm Instacart, facing revolt by its workers, joins Uber’s campaign to reduce pay, LA Times
– Solidarity helped the UAW win in its GM strike. Imagine if we had more of it. Detroit Free Press

#RedForEd News & Highlights

– Oakland Unified moves forward with school closures despite protests, EdSource
– Mt. Diablo Teachers Rally for A Fair Contract, California Educator
– Defying Injunction, Massachusetts Teachers Strike, LaborNotes
– The 11-day teachers strike in Chicago paid off, Vox

Dangerous Drowsy Driving

Are you often sleepy driving to or from work? Did you know that studies show one sleepless night can result in someone being too impaired to drive? Overtired drivers cause almost 100,000 crashes each year.

Educators, who work extremely long days and often late into the night, are not immune.

November 3-10 is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. 

Drivers having difficulty focusing, persistently yawning, unable to their keep eyes open or startled after hitting a rumble strip should pull over and get a short period of rest.

Protect yourself and others around you. Find more information about the danger of drowsy driving here.

Stay alert when you’re driving, and make sure you are protected in case you “accidentally” meet a drowsy driver on the roads; contact a California Casualty advisor to update your auto insurance at 1-800-800-9410 or visit www.calcas.com/CTA

News and Resources for Educators

Native American Heritage Month 

November is Native American Heritage Month – a perfect time to honor, celebrate, and educate students about Native Californians. Check out this California Educator article with resources for your classroom.  

Must Reads from the new issue of California Educator

We also recommend taking a look at this new report on the Instructional Leadership Corps: Teachers Leading Sustainable Professional Learning in Their Communities.

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