Jeffco Community Leaders Ask for Commitments on Issues Facing Jeffco Public Schools
Category: Political Action
Meet Andrea Cisneros, a JESPA member and Colorado’s ESP of the Year nominee, whose tireless advocacy for healthy school meals and community organizing has garnered national recognition.
In a groundbreaking move, Colorado has taken a significant step towards safeguarding the rights of its public employees with the recently enacted “Protections for Public Workers Act.” This legislation marks a turning point in extending essential rights to workers across various sectors, including hospitals, universities, public schools, and other quasi-governmental entities. This article dives into the core provisions of the Act, its resemblances to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) Sections 7 and 8, and the profound impact it holds for workers and unions.
Here in Jeffco Public Schools, workers have been speaking up and organizing for better learning conditions for our students, for fiscal responsibility, and for quality, healthy food in our cafeterias. We campaigned to keep schools safe and open to students who need resources and school lunch during COVID. We have fought against the misuse of
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
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
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
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,
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