NEWS & EVENTS
HEA Board Member and State Council Rep. Elections
Posted March 15, 2019
Open positions are:
2 Elementary Directors
1 Secondary Director
1 State Council Representative
1 State Council Alternate
Please note the deadlines on the enclosed documents. Late submissions will not be accepted. No exceptions can be made. Thank you for all your hard work!
Sunshine Negotiations / School Board Meeting
Posted March 8, 2019
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
When: MARCH 13th
Arrive at 6:00pm (the meeting starts at 6:30pm)
Where: AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE
(Please note: this is a change in location from previous flyers)
At the meeting:
The bargaining team will "sunshine" negotiations, meaning we will let the District know that we are ready to bargain and disclose what articles we have chosen as subjects of negotiations. HEA considered grievances, issues, providing clarity and all survey suggestions and opened up articles accordingly. However, THE DISTRICT PLANS TO OPEN UP THE ENTIRE CONTRACT making the entire contract a subject of negotiations and vulnerable to take-aways including articles that speak to our Association Rights, who we represent, the negotiation process and all other provisions and protections to our working conditions.
We must let them know that we stand strong in support of the bargaining team making improvements to our contract not take-aways!
We will see you there at the Board meeting to let them know we support the HEA Bargaining team efforts to have our voice heard and because we understand
United We Bargain -- Divided We Beg!
Local NEA/RA Delegate elections are now running concurrently with the
state delegate elections. CLICK HERE for more information about the election announcement and CLICK HERE for the nomination forms. Floor nominations will be taken at the Feb. 25th FRA meeting. Members nominated at the meeting will have to fill out a nomination form
and submit it by the deadline on the announcement time-line.
This is a separate election from the AlCosta State Delegate to the NEA/RA election. Members may run in both elections, and should they win a position in both can choose which group to represent once results from both elections are in.
HEA Elections Chair
NEA/RA Delegate Election Nominations
Posted February 19, 2019
HEA's Turnout for #RedforEd Walk-in and OEA Rally
Posted January 18, 2019
HEA sites participated in a #RedforEd Walk-in on Friday, Jan. 11, and attended Oakland Education Association's Rally to fund public education on Saturday, Jan. 12.
Thank you to all who participated! Both days had a great turn-out!
Click below for photos of the events!
Union Solidarity Day – Wear Red on Friday, January 11th
Posted January 7, 2018
Wear RED on Friday, January 11th for the #RedforEd Walk-in Friday morning. Please arrive at your site 30 minutes before the school day starts and walk-in to the school in unison. Feel free to bring OEA and UTLA posters/signs, take pictures, and post to social media tagging #RedForEd. Check with your FRA for gathering details (including possible donuts!)
This is to build awareness of OEA and UTLA’s contract fights and to show solidarity with public education. An injury to one is an injury to all! Send your pictures to the HEA Office and share information with your colleagues!
Resolution in Support of UTLA and OEA Contract Campaign
Posted November 9, 2018
HEA Faculty Reps passed resolution to support the important contract campaigns of United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) and Oakland Education Association (OEA). Both unions are in difficult contract negotiations which could set a pattern for state-wide education contract negotiations and HEA stands in solidarity. UTLA and OEA are fighting for:
Reducing Class-Size and Caseloads
Increasing Student Support
Increasing State Funding for Schools.
Please read Resolution and Campaign Flyer for more information!
HEA Members Did It!
Posted October 4, 2018
THE JOURNEY FROM A 1.9% TO THE 3.25%
DESPITE the District’s continued misrepresentation
Being blocked out of the conference room at the
start of yesterday’s bargaining session
The District’s ever changing budget numbers
A Superintendent that wanted to win at the
expense of labor peace and students’ needs
A District desired reserve well over the required 3% . . .
HEA MEMBERS DID IT!
BECAUSE OF the clear mandate of the ratification vote
Your attendance at the School Board meeting
Being strong enough to make signs that spoke to the Superintendent’s role in blocking the settlement
The actions of the labor groups (SEIU and AEOTE) standing with HEA
Showing support to the Bargaining Team in front of the District Office
The strength of the Bargaining Team’s 12 hour working day at the table
The School Board members (McGee, Brunner, and Walker) speaking directly to HEA/Bargaining support at a School Board meeting
HUSD’s understanding of the importance of labor peace . . .
HEA MEMBERS DID IT!
WE made the difference needed for HEA to Stand Up, Stand Strong, Stand Together and get a fair and just settlement of 3.25%
HEA MEMBERS DID IT!
Ratification Meeting will be on Tuesday, October 16, from 4pm-6pm at the Sunset/Brenkwitz Multipurpose Room!
Ratification Meeting and Sign-Making
Posted September 21, 2018
At yesterday's ratification meeting, HEA members rejected the Tentative Agreement by 85%.
After hearing Matt Wayne repeatedly say "That's not where we are at." as his total response to the negotiation's teams attempts to reach a just settlement related to a salary increase, at a cost of $50,000, the District found themselves with $2,3 million in their ending balance and a 4.18% reserve (when they only need 3%)
HEA's bargaining team has notified the Superintendent about the strong message from its members and expects dates to go back to the table and negotiate.
Thus far, the only response from Matt Wayne at 6:46 am this morning, was information regarding his bond measure.
His lack of placing the HEA members and the students we teach as a priority has lead us to this point. We are in hopes that the clear message from the members will change his priorities.
Plan on attending the School Board meeting next Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30 pm in City Hall, and a sign making party after school at HEA on Tuesday, September 25th - come with ideas for signage and we will supply board -ink and refreshments!
Let's let Matt know where "we are at"!