State Council Report – June 2019

Governor’s 2019–20 STRS Proposed Budget update — CalSTRS Supplemental Pension Payments
The Governor’s budget proposes additional contributions to CalSTRS on behalf of employers and the state over several fiscal years, which is expected to lower short- and long-term contribution rates through the remainder of the funding plan.

The CalSTRS Funding Plan (AB 1469–Bonta, 2014) – put the CalSTRS Defined Benefit Program on the path to full funding in 32 years through incremental shared contribution increases among the program’s three contributors: CalSTRS members, employers (school districts, county offices of education and community college districts) and the State
of California.

Governor Newsom’s 2019–20 Budget – proposes to provide supplemental payments to CalSTRS to address the unfunded actuarial obligation of the system and reduce contribution rates for employers and the state.

CalSTRS’ Funded Status and Unfunded Actuarial Obligation – The funded status is the ratio of CalSTRS’ assets to the value of educators’ promised benefits. An unfunded actuarial obligation (UAO) exists when the system’s obligations exceed its assets. As of June 30, 2018, the funded status of the CalSTRS Defined Benefit Program was 64.0 percent, based on the actuarial value of assets, and the UAO was $107.2 billion.

Information on opportunities for teachers to participate in state assessment – development and implementation -http://www.caaspp.org/getinvolved/getinvolved.html

Equality California 2019 safe & supportive schools report card-

Safesupportiveschools.org

SafeSchools@eqca.org

Teachers in New Haven, which is in Union City, have been out for nine days so far. Please contribute to the NHTA strike fund. You can do so via the online link on the CTA website, at www.cta.org. Your contribution will be acknowledged online. In addition:

• Go to the NHTA Facebook page and post encouragement and love https://www.facebook.com/WeAreNHTA/

• Go to the NHTA Twitter page and post encouragement and love https://www.twitter.com/WeAreNHTA

• DONATE FUNDS to NHTA- Our strike fund needs a boost. Please contribute at https://www.gofundme.com/nhta-needy-teacher-fund

• We need NHUSD Board President Sharan Kaur to honor her promise to reach a fair settlement. Call 510-909-1592 or skaur@nhusd.k12.ca.us from your home account.

Sticky: 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!

Salary comparisons 2018-2019

Click here to see the comparisons!

Pics from the Red for Ed Rally in Sacramento!

May Rep Council Meeting Minutes

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ONE of our 2019 WHO Award winners, outgoing VTA President, Tracy Begley

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