Category: Health Insurance

Collective Bargaining

JESPA Declares Impasse in Negotiations with Jeffco Public Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   April 25, 2024 JESPA Declares Impasse in Negotiations with Jeffco Public Schools   Cites Failure in Discussions Regarding Unsafe Staffing, Outsourcing, and Healthy School Meals   JEFFERSON COUNTY, CO. – During last night’s bargaining session, the Jefferson County Education Support Professionals Association (JESPA) declared an impasse in this year’s negotiations with Jeffco

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Collective Bargaining

JESPA’s Fight for Quality and Affordable Healthcare Continues!

JESPA started engaging in the battle for quality healthcare two years ago. We started by demanding a fair structure for the Benefits Advisory Committee and by identifying one source of the problem with benefits: the district’s FLAT contribution per employee enrolled in health insurance. That flat contribution means that even if our health insurance premiums

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Action Alert

We Support Kaiser Workers – Kaiser Settle the Contract Now!

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

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Campaigns

Agreement Reached on Benefits Advisory Committee

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.

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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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