Category: Campaigns

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JESPA and JCEA to bargain Health Benefits Committee Structure

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

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Campaigns

JESPA supports Healthy School Meals for All Campaign Kickoff

As Students Go Back to School Healthy School Meals for All Ballot Measure Campaign Kicks Off JESPA and our Allies Urge YES Vote for Kids Edgewater, CO – Today, JESPA stood in support of the Healthy School Meals for All campaign, which officially launched marking a remarkable moment in Colorado’s future. This November, voters can

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Campaigns

JESPA Members ratify Tentative Agreement for $3 per hour/$18 Starting Pay

JESPA Members overwhelmingly voted to ratify the Tentative Agreement with 98% YES votes. The next step is for the Jeffco Board of Education to adopt the Agreement as well. Once that happens, the Collective Bargaining Agreement will be in effect on September 1st.   We will let you know when that board meeting is scheduled.

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Collective Bargaining

Jeffco BOE implements unilateral health insurance increases without bargaining

Jeffco employees received emails about premium increases and plan changes on Wednesday, April 20th.  This is because the Jeffco Board of Education took action at their April 7th Board meeting to authorize these changes.  This is a violation of our Collective Bargaining Agreement and violates the principles of good faith bargaining. The district implemented a

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Campaigns

JESPA Was Right!

Just a year ago, after engaging in bargaining for 10 months, JESPA and the District were at impasse, had mediation, and eventually went to fact-finding. This is a process where a neutral arbitrator is selected who conducts hearings, gathers, facts and evidence, and makes recommendations regarding bargaining. The district’s position at that time was that

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Collective Bargaining

JESPA Demands Healthy, Nutritious Meals for Students in Bargaining, Supports the Healthy School Meals for All Act

Golden, CO – This morning, members of the Jefferson County Education Support Professionals (JESPA) union bargaining team proposed that Jeffco Public Schools provide free, healthy meals to every Jeffco student. The proposal is based on feedback from parents, teachers, administrators, and food service workers, and is modeled after food service policies in surrounding school districts

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Campaigns

ESP Day 2021 Press Conference- American Education Week

November 17, 2021 Today is a day to celebrate YOUR contributions to students and to public education. To truly thank you for your hard work and contributions, Jeffco must pay a living wage, offer professional development opportunities, provide affordable healthcare, and show respect for each and every worker across the district. How do YOU want

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Campaigns

5 of 6 JeffCo School Board Candidates Commit to our Agenda

5 of 6 JeffCo School Board Candidates Commit to CCG Leader Agenda; Community Calls for Action on Housing, Gun Safety On Tuesday, Oct 19th, Coloradans for the Common Good gathered 250 community members from over 25 institutions to advance campaigns for healthy food in Jeffco Public Schools, ending the staffing crisis in Jeffco Public Schools,

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