In the realm of special education, paraeducators are indispensable, offering direct support to students with special needs. Yet, their crucial role faces uncertainty as the Jeffco School District labels them ‘temporary’ despite their established permanent employee status. This undermines job security, worsens staffing issues, and impacts hundreds of students with special needs. Join us in standing up for paraeducators, our students, and our commitment to fairness and stability.
Category: Action Alert
Open Letter to Kaiser Regional President, Michael Ramseier The JESPA Executive Board supports the Kaiser Strike . Kaiser workers are on strike for better patient care, staffing, and wages! Review our open letter and then sign the petition to support Kaiser Healthcare Workers Dear Micheal Ramseier, We are writing on behalf of JESPA, the Jeffco
JESPA and JCEA head to the bargaining table TOGETHER to address concerns with the Health Benefits Committee! The Benefits Advisory Committee (BAC) has been run for too long outside of the bargaining table. The committee has made decisions regarding healthcare which JESPA found to be a violation of the JESPA Collective Bargaining Agreement. We filed
Over the last year and a half, we have been engaged in a LOT of bargaining with the district to demand safety, pay, and respect as the frontline workers in the district. However, the district said no to hazard pay, no to raises, and only after going to arbitration and continuing to fight, did the
ESPs play a critical role in student success. We can’t support our students if there are critical shortages of support staff. For a successful pandemic recovery plan, we need to attract and retain ESPs. We work to make sure students are safe, healthy, engaged, supported, and challenged, and we are critical to the success of our students and our schools! Will you stand with your coworkers to demand better for Jeffco students?
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
As of today, food service workers across the district are being told over the phone that they’re “furloughed until further notice” and that the district is closing 141 of the 156 food service sites as of Monday, Nov 30th. Click here to sign this petition and share. To: Kristopher Schuh November 19, 2020 It is
Today at 5pm, the district declared an impasse and canceled next week’s bargaining sessions. Impasse means that at least one bargaining team believes no further progress can be made by continued bargaining. In this case, the district believes they are unable to make progress by continuing to bargain financials with JESPA. JESPA’s bargaining team has
Last Thursday, Jeffco proposed a temporary step increase for step eligible employees that would end in August of 2021. We immediately heard from hundreds of members who felt the district’s offer was insulting since many people aren’t eligible for a step and the increase would be temporary. We know that ESPs are vitally important to