Now is the time to vote on the wage settlement reached after fact-finding. Voting will close on May 6th, 2021 at 5pm.
Please cast your ballot on the 20-21 JESPA Collective Bargaining Opener. After reviewing the Tentative Agreements reached by the bargaining team, it is the membership’s duty to ratify. All “language” items have already been ratified by the membership. Outstanding is the financial settlement completed after fact-finding. The language agreement (already ratified) is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17NRBJDWy1eA2avUrA4ayjCBKwNpIhiWe/view?usp=sharing
The financial settlement is as follows:
Eligible Education Support Professionals (ESPs) will receive one-time additional pay of 3% of their base wages, payable in one installment occurring on the May 2021 paycheck. Those employees who are not currently active and who resigned voluntarily or retired but who were active on November 15, 2020 will receive a one-time payment of 1.5% of their base wages. Those employees who are not currently active and who resigned voluntarily or retired, but who were active on February 15, 2021 will receive a one-time payment of 1.5% of their base wages. All payments will occur in May 2021.
This settlement will include those who have retired, resigned, or who were not active the entire year. We are pleased that the district made this work!
Please cast your vote here. Members ONLY!
We are currently in bargaining for next year’s financials, in which we have opened in our proposal to make the 3% stipend ongoing, adding to the schedule and increasing hourly wages by $3 per hour. We expect a counter-proposal this Thursday morning at bargaining.
Show that you are serious and that you stand with your workers by joining us on May 6th! You can watch bargaining 8-12 in the morning and then make sure to show up to the Board of Education meeting and rally with us! RSVP HERE! https://bit.ly/May_6th_Rally