Category: Grievances

Collective Bargaining

Holiday Pay Transparency Explained

Have you ever been confused by your paycheck? We’ve taken a step forward in pay transparency – here is an explanation of the changes you will see in the new wage schedule!

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Collective Bargaining

District Acts in Bad Faith, Transportation and Food Service Members stand Together!

January 30, 2023 Last Tuesday night, the JESPA bargaining team and members of the JCTA (Jeffco Transportation Association) went to the table to resolve a grievance over proposed retention bonuses for transportation and food service employees. Both departments wanted to use saved “underspend” dollars, which were accumulated due to understaffing, on an attendance bonus or

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Grievances

Jeffco settles with Kitchen Managers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   November 9, 2022  Jeffco Public Schools settles with food service managers in class action grievance over pay Jeffco’s pay for sales structure was not fairly implemented when school lunch serving volume increased with free meals for all students last year. GOLDEN, CO. – The Jefferson County Public School District settled a class

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Collective Bargaining

Our health benefits- Who do they benefit?

Why is our struggle to change the narrative around health insurance so difficult?  What are we doing to change it? The healthcare industry has grown to a $4 trillion dollar industry in the U.S. and is made up of hospitals, insurance companies, insurance brokers, and pharmacy, and all of them continue to rake in profits.

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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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Grievances

JESPA wins arbitration for termination over “budget cuts,” a false excuse, Jeffco Board again votes against JESPA

UPDATE:  again, the Jeffco Board of Education votes down an arbitrator’s recommendation on an unfairly terminated JESPA member.  JESPA has again won an arbitration in favor of JESPA member Gillian Dunning.  The arbitrator, Ruth Robinson, recommends to the Board of Education to find that our member Ms. Dunning’s termination from employment was contrary to the

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General Information JESPA

EEOC Win, Reinstatement and Back pay for unfairly terminated JESPA member

In August, the EEOC found reasonable cause that Jeffco violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it denied reasonable accommodations and forced Jefferson County Education Support Professionals Association (JESPA) member Ron Patterson on leave and then terminated him. JESPA attempted to resolve the matter at the lowest possible level but ultimately filed a complaint with

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Grievances

EEOC finds reasonable cause that Jeffco Public Schools violated the Americans with Disabilities Act

CONTACT Vicki Flores Jeffco Education Support Professionals Association (303) 279-3232 vflores@coloradoea.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2021 EEOC finds reasonable cause to believe that Jeffco Public Schools violated the Americans with Disabilities Act District can meet to settle case, according to ruling GOLDEN – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled last week that

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