May 14, 2021
We all want to finish the year together safely. Educators in Howard Suamico are concerned that the safety protocals in their schols may be threatened due to parent pressure. That's why the Howard Suamico Education Association is rallying all our allies concerned with the health and safety of students, educators, and our community as a whole.

Sign this statement of support to let the HSSD know you appreciate the district's commitment to safety and you hope it continues.

If you are able to do so safely, please attend the HSSD board meeting on May 17th at 5:30pm. The meeting will be held at the District Office: 2706 Lineville Rd. Please wear RED FOR ED to show that you support HSSD's continuing use of Covid 19 mitigation strategies, specifically face coverings. Tie a RED FOR ED ribbon around the antenna of your vehicle. This visible support will let your community know that you support HSSD's continuing use of Covid 19 mitigation strategies.
New contracts will issued by May 15th. While we know you are excited to turn it in, please be sure to read and review it to see if there are any changes. Some districts are adding language stating that they now have the power to lay off and non-renew outside of the timelines defined by state statute.

School budgets are secured and planned the year before so to say a district suddenly does not have the funds to keep staff on for the full school year feels disingenuous. Rather, this feels like an attempt to retract their commitment to you as an employee. Especially since so many of our districts have Fund 10's in the millions of dollars.

Even though this concerning language exists in a few contracts, we have not seen districts act on this language yet. However, it's a lot easier to remove something from your contract before it's formally put in. Once the language exists in your contract for a few years, it is a lot more difficult to remove.

If you see negative changes in your contract:
  • Contact your union leadership and Region 3 Director
  • Hold off on signing them
  • Have a union meeting
  • Education Advocacy. ICYMI, WEAC's latest Education Advocacy Update featuring bills taken up by the Assembly and Senate during floor sessions Tuesday is here.
  • Voucher Expansion. WI Examiner did a great job of outlining how the GOP intends to go wild on voucher expansion in the 2021-23 state budget. Read more.
Potential members are now able to join their local association and pay nothing until September 2021 (receiving up to 5 months free)!

Early enrollment excludes representation for disciplinary issues, but it's a great opportunity for interested parties to learn more about who your local union is and what you're working on!

From April to May members who bring on Just One new member to their local will be entered for a chance to win one of up to 10 $50 gift cards! Below is information about the Just One Campaign! Contact your director for forms or questions about the join online feature!

A membership drive that utilizes early enrollment while rewarding current members for their organizing efforts! 

10 members will win a $50 gift card just for asking coworkers to join the union!

As we’ve all come to learn, sometimes it’s Just One person that can light the spark and move people in a new way. Region 3 is inviting locals to have a friendly competition and get “Just One” new member between April 1 and May 31, 2021. New members who join in April and May via Early Enrollment will pay nothing until September 2021 (receiving up to 5 months free). The members who recruit people will have a chance to win a $50 gift card.
Want to be part of the update emails and strengthen your union with the Just One Campaign? Fill out this FORM. 
2021 NEA Representative Assembly
June 30 - July 3, 2021

The 2021 NEA RA will again be held virtually the first week of July. 

Please visit the NEA RA page on the WEAC website for the latest information specific to Wisconsin Delegates - click HERE.
The NEA RA website has a page dedicated to delegate resources - click HERE.
Plan now to attend WEAC’s flagship leadership training, Summer Leadership Academy, Monday, July 26-Wednesday, July 28 at St. Norbert College in De Pere.
Annual Labor Day Family Picnic
Monday, September 6

Mark your calendars for the return of the Annual Labor Day Family Picnic on Monday, September 6, 2021. Celebrate what our members meant as essential workers to our community to help people make it through COVID-19. Tickets are available by calling 920-432-0053.

The AFL-CIO is asking for funds to help sponsor the Labor Day Family Picnic. Please make checks payable to AFL-CIO Community Services, c/o Greater Green Bay Labor Council, 1570 Elizabeth Street, Green Bay 54302.

Volunteers are also needed to help work the event. If you want more information or to get involved, please call 920-432-0053 or join them at their next committee meeting on Thursday, May 20, 5:30PM at the Labor Temple in Green Bay.
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