The district pays $600,000 to settle a lawsuit over wrongful discharge, breach of contract, and retaliation
Jefferson County Public Schools Support Professionals and the Board of Education ratify new contract
Starting pay for union workers increases by 44% with historic new deal.
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.
ONLY JESPA MEMBERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO CAST A VOTE! Your status will be verified through your Employee ID#. Agenda topics include: 1. Ratification vote on the tentative agreement reached at the bargaining table on 6/6/2022. 2. Ratification of a proposed dues change, from flat to percentage rate, as recommended by the JESPA Executive Board.
Below is an overview of our wins: Article 8 – Leaves Paid Sick time leave cannot be denied. Expanded definition of family to include; domestic partners, relationships that are like family, significant others, and more. Bereavement leave is now available to Paraproffesionals. Maternity leave has been changed to Parental & Childcare leave, to include any parent of
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
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
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
Our struggle for living wages, good benefits, and respectful treatment is not a struggle we face alone. Unions and workers across the nation are standing up together against corporate greed and realizing that solidarity can win them what should be common sense and more than the bare minimum that we have all labored under for