Join the Union for Empowered Education Support Professionals
Uniting for Student Success, Worker’s Rights, and Collective Power
Welcome to JESPA, the Union that’s not just about association – we’re about solidarity, workers’ rights, and collective strength. With about 3,800 Education Support Professionals in Jeffco’s workforce, we’re the frontline champions of health, safety, and success for all Jeffco students. As a member of JESPA, you’re not just joining a union – you’re standing up for quality education, fostering a strong community, securing your rights, and negotiating together for the issues most important to ESPs.
Union Power: Advancing Worker’s Rights
At JESPA, we’re dedicated to advancing the rights of education support professionals. By joining our union, you’re taking a significant step towards empowering yourself and your colleagues:
- Unite for a Strong Voice: Stand shoulder to shoulder with fellow professionals to advocate for better working conditions and fair treatment.
- Collective Bargaining Power: As a dues-paying member, you gain a voice and vote in critical decisions, including the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
- Rights Protection: Enjoy the assurance that if issues arise, you’re backed by a united force, ready to safeguard your rights on the job.
- Empowerment Through Participatory Decision-Making and Voting: Influence the choice of representatives, run for union offices, participate in strategy meetings, and vote on important decisions to ensure your perspective is represented.
Student-Centered Focus: Impacting Lives Together
At JESPA, we believe in education that centers around students’ growth and well-being. By standing together, we create an environment where student success and worker’s rights go hand in hand:
- Accountability for Success: we hold district administration and elected officials accountable for prioritizing student achievement and well-being.
- Qualified and Skilled Professionals: We work hard to ensure that Education Support Professionals in Jeffco remain highly qualified, certified, and skilled for the benefit of our students.
- Fighting for Safer Environments: We stand up for better student learning conditions and safer, more supportive work environments. We fight for staffing levels to meet our students’, teachers’, and community’s needs.
- Building Better Futures: By advocating for professional growth, better pay, and improved benefits, we attract and retain the best professionals, ultimately benefitting students.
Unity: Making Change Together
Your membership in JESPA is more than a commitment – it’s a shared journey towards progress and empowerment:
- Strengthened by Agreements: Uphold the JESPA Collective Bargaining Agreement, a testament to our commitment to workers’ rights and excellence.
- Solidarity in Action: Engage in discussions, events, and projects that drive positive change, shaping the future of education support professionals.
- Elevating the Union: Spread the word and encourage your coworkers to join, amplifying our collective impact.
- Empowerment Through Union: Participate in organizing, lead efforts, and make your voice heard, building a stronger future for all.
Your Step Towards Personal and Collective Power: Join JESPA
Joining JESPA is not just a decision; it’s an empowering choice to stand with your fellow professionals, advocate for student success, and secure your worker’s rights. Take action now:
- Review Union Terms: Discover the updated dues, terms, and conditions here.
- Commit to Change: Fill out the JESPA membership form and be a part of the union that empowers education professionals.