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
Category: Health Insurance
JESPA and JCEA (the Jefferson County Education Association) joined forces to negotiate a new process for the Benefits Advisory Committee. JESPA/JCEA and the District reached an agreement that outlines the rules for how the committee operates. “We needed a stronger voice on this committee, as well as transparency, and fairness,” said Lara Center, JESPA President.
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.
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